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ACOs Saved Medicare $1.7 Billion In 2018

News | December 2, 2019

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During 2018, the 548 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) collectively saved Medicare $1.7 billion. After accounting for shared savings bonuses and collecting shared loss payments, net savings were $739 million. ACOs that received shared savings payments had decreases in inpatient, emergency room, and post-acute care spending and utilization. ACOs that increased spending relative to their…

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