By Paige Minemyer @ Fierce Healthcare

Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application deadline for its new accountable care organizations, allowing interested providers more time to account for complex changes. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting applications for its revamped Medicare Shared Savings Program—called Pathways to Success—through Feb. 19. In the letter (PDF), groups including the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and the Health Care Transformation Task Force warn that, for many ACOs, meeting that deadline “will be challenging, if not impossible.” 

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