The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was established to improve the quality of care for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries by promoting accountability for the care of Medicare FFS beneficiaries, requiring coordinated care for any service provided under Medicare FFS, and encouraging investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes. MSSP also aims to reduce unnecessary costs. Providers, hospitals and suppliers that either create or participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) may participate in this program. Those ACOs that lower their rising health care costs and simultaneously put patients first and meet performance standards on quality of care will be rewarded by the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
In addition, TAC established the NC MSSP Council, which is comprised of representatives of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs. The Council provides a forum for North Carolina MSSP ACOs that allows for more robust discussion and sharing of experiences, opportunities and challenges. The Council meeting 2-4 times a year. For more information on the NC MSSP Council, please contact Melanie Phelps.