The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is the largest value-based care program from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to date. As of 2020, there were 513 ACOs participating in the program, with a total shared savings of $2.28 billion.8 This program seeks to accomplish the following:
- Promote accountability among healthcare institutions for the care delivered to a patient population.
- Coordinate items and services to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.
- Encourage investment in high quality healthcare and efficient healthcare services.