CMS Releases ACO Care Coordination Toolkit

April 18, 2019
Policy Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a public Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Care Coordination Toolkit and a series of case studies that highlight the work of ACOs and End-Stage Renal Disease Care (ESRD) Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) participating in the Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACO Model, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model. It demonstrates innovative care coordination strategies that ACOs and ESCOs use to collaborate with beneficiaries and providers to ensure high-quality, coordinated care. The toolkit’s goal is to educate the public about ACOs and ESCOs’ strategies to provide value-based care while also providing actionable ideas to current and prospective ACOs to help them improve or begin operations