Hospice providers are seeking greater clarity when it comes to quality incentives in the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (ACO REACH) program.
Introduced in late February, ACO REACH replaces the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) models. CMS indicated that the program reflects its refreshed priorities for payment system demonstrations.
Among these priorities are improving the quality and cost of care for beneficiaries and a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Providers participating in the new model “are expected to use a model of care designed to serve individuals with complex needs,” according to CMS guidelines.