Primary care practices are finding it increasingly challenging to balance mounting workloads with limited staff. Joining an Aledade ACO can help you not only get financial credit for the work you're already doing, but also take some of the work off your plate – starting with MIPS reporting.
The vast majority of our Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs qualify as Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPM) under CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP). This comes with three key advantages for practices like yours:
- Exemption from MIPS Reporting: As participants in an AAPM, most clinicians in our Basic Level E and Enhanced Track ACOs are Qualifying APM Participants (QPs), which exempts them from MIPS reporting. Participants are also fully supported by Aledade in reporting on quality in MSSP. No more extracting data from various systems and worrying about a potential audit. Aledade pulls clinical data on your behalf and works with a vendor to conduct the required CAHPS survey, minimizing staff time and practice involvement.
- Increased Fee-For-Service Rate: Beginning in performance year 2024 (payment year 2026), QPs will receive an increased physician fee schedule update based on the QP conversion factor of 0.75%. This fee-for-service rate increase is three times that of MIPS participants.
- A Model That Works: Aledade’s ACO members benefit from Aledade’s track record of success in helping practices achieve better quality outcomes. In the 2021 MSSP performance year, of 475 ACOs, Aledade claimed four of the top 10 spots for per-beneficiary savings, including the top-performing ACO overall and the top-performing CHC-only ACO. Our network of MSSP ACOs achieved an average quality score of 94%, with eight MSSP ACOs receiving a perfect score of 100%.
Don’t you want to reduce administrative burdens for your staff?
Take action now to eliminate the stress of MIPS reporting season for your staff. Applications to join an Aledade MSSP ACO for the 2024 performance year are now open. Explore the benefits today.