The next opportunity to join the MSSP will be in January 2020, when the program returns to its typical schedule of ACOs joining at the start of the calendar year. You can find more information about the application process, which opened July 1, on the CMS website.
For providers considering joining Pathways to Success for the first time and current ACOs considering whether to continue in the program, here are some questions to consider:
- What can we do to forecast our potential financial outcomes (savings or losses)?
- How can we prepare to obtain shared savings, and, if applicable, minimize our losses?
- Overall, how can we prepare for success in the Pathways program?