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Policy Snapshot

February 9, 2024

Accountable care organizations (ACOs): See Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Types & Timeline to learn about key dates for a January 1, 2025, start date. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will accept applications starting May 20, 2024, through the ACO Management System. Apply no later than June 17, 2024, at noon ET. 

CMS offers advance investment payments to encourage health-care providers in rural and underserved areas to join together as ACOs. Learn about advance shared savings payments to build infrastructure, hire staff, and provide services and roles for community-based organizations.

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