Medicare Shared Savings Program: Submit Notice of Intent to Apply Today

January 17, 2019
Health Policy

Time is running out to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (NOIA) via the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Management System (ACO-MS) for the July 1, 2019, start date for the redesigned Medicare Shared Savings Program – Pathways to Success. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the new BASIC track or ENHANCED track of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, to apply for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or to establish a Beneficiary Incentive Program.

NOIA submissions are due today (January 18) at noon ET. A NOIA submission does not bind an organization to submit an application; however, you must submit one to be eligible to apply. Each ACO should submit only one NOIA. ACOs will have an opportunity to make changes to their tracks, repayment mechanisms, and other NOIA information during the application submission period:

  • The application submission period for a July 1, 2019, start date will be open from January 22 to February 19, 2019, at noon ET
  • Additional resources on the application submission process are now available via the Application Toolkit and Application Types & Timeline webpages

For more information, review the NOIA Guidance. For questions, email SSPACO_Applications@cms.hhs.gov.