Fact sheets: Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program Regulations

On December 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update and improve policies governing the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program).  The proposed rule addresses proposed changes to several program areas including beneficiary assignment, data sharing, available risk models, eligibility requirements, participation agreement renewals, and compliance and monitoring.  Additionally, the proposed rule seeks comment on issues related to financial benchmarking and waivers for program and other payment rules.  Changes to the Shared Savings Program quality reporting requirements were finalized in the CY2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on October 31, 2014.   

This fact sheet summarizes the major proposed changes and topics on which CMS seeks comments that are associated with implementation of the Shared Savings Program. There will be a 60-day public comment period on this proposed rule. CMS encourages all interested members of the public, including providers, suppliers, and Medicare beneficiaries to submit comments so that CMS can consider them as it develops final regulations on the program. Comments can be submitted at: http://www.regulations.gov/

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