Medicare Shared Savings Program: Application Deadlines for January 1, 2022, Start Date

March 26, 2021
Policy Snapshot

CMS posted the Medicare Shared Savings Program Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) and application submission dates for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on the Shared Savings Program Application Types & Timeline webpage. Beginning June 1, CMS will accept NOIAs via the ACO Management System. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply for a January 1, 2022, start date. This doesn’t bind your organization to submit an application.

NOIA submissions are due no later than June 7 at noon ET. Each ACO should only submit one NOIA. After you submit a NOIA, submit your application from June 8 through 28 at noon ET.

CMS streamlined the application process into 2 phases to give you more time to respond to deficiencies. Visit the Application Types & Timeline webpage for information on the new streamlined process and deadlines.

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