While specialists have argued that they don’t have enough opportunities to participate in value-based payment models, new federal research suggests that isn’t the case. Specialists have significant chances to be part of alternative payment models and accountable care organizations, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which held its monthly meeting Thursday and Friday. But ACOs determine the role of physicians, like whether they’re involved in ACO leadership, and if they can receive shared savings. ACOs affiliated with health systems tend to have more specialists than ACOs led by primary care physicians, which may not even include specialists.
Read the full article: MedPAC: There’s Room for Specialists in ACOs, but No Savings //