Verma unlikely to save struggling nonrisk ACOs

Verma unlikely to save struggling nonrisk ACOs

"The majority of ACOs, while receiving many waivers of federal rules and requirements, have yet to move to any downside risk," Verma said Monday at the American Hospital Association annual membership meeting. "And even more concerning, these ACOs are actually increasing Medicare spending, and the presence of these 'upside-only' tracks may be encouraging consolidation in the marketplace, reducing competition and choice for our beneficiaries."