The Exponential Savings Potential for ACO Participants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 performance of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). As you think about improving Accountable Care Organization (ACO) performance, consider the positive impact of a Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. By including a CCM program, exponential savings can be achieved by ACOs.

Gross Savings

ACO MSSP SavingsCCM Industry Average SavingsChartSpan Savings
$357$612$3.9k
per patient, per year

Even after fee-for-service reimbursements, CCM programs can achieve extraordinary savings for ACO members. 

Net Savings/Returns

ACO MSSP EarningsCCM Industry Average SavingsChartSpan Savings
$145$251$3.4k
per patient, per year

It’s essential to evaluate every avenue to reduce costs and improve outcomes. When compared to MSSP performance alone, the industry savings average for CCM could earn a typical ACO an additional $106 per patient, per year. That equates to $1,060,000 for ACO Track C participants. Customers who use ChartSpan as their CCM partner see even better results, with exponentially higher savings than just MSSP alone.

ACOs can participate in ChartSpan’s care management program and generate more than 10x gross savings (and more than 20x net savings per patient, per year). While the MSSP program has driven proven savings on its own, ACOs can generate significantly more by adding a beneficial value-based care program: Chronic Care Management.

Data Source:

Medicare Shared Savings Program Saves Medicare More Than $1.6 Billion in 2021 and Continues to Deliver High-quality Care

Jon-Michial Carter is the Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of the largest managed Chronic Care Management (CCM) company in the United States,...

Published: October 3, 2022

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