Government Advocacy

October 22, 2019: MGMA joins coalition supporting Rural ACO Improvement Act

Advocacy Letter

Medicare Payment Policies

October 22, 2019

The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto
United States Senate
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Pat Roberts
United States Senate
109 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators Cortez Masto and Roberts,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we thank you for introducing legislation that fixes a formula to measure accountable care organization (ACO) performance by more fairly comparing ACOs to their markets. Specifically, S.2648, the Rural ACO Improvement Act, amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benchmarking process for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to ensure that all ACOs have an equal opportunity to share in savings regardless of their geographic location.

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