Special Open Door Forum: Review of the Advance Payment ACO Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum to review the Advance Payment Accountable Care Organization Model for physician-based and rural ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program.

ACOs selected to participate in the Advanced Payment Model will receive upfront payments that will be recouped from the shared savings they earn.

The Open Door Forum will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2:30pm until 4:00pm eastern time. This is a conference call only. On or before the morning of this Special Open Door Forum, a slideshow presentation will be posted to the Advance Payment Model ACO Application Information webpage located here.

A template of the application for the Advance Payment ACO Model is also now available on a new Advance Payment Model Application Information webpage. The updated information on the webpage explains the application process, including how to obtain log-in credentials for the web tool. The template released is not an application form that should be filled out. The Innovation Center will accept applications through a web tool.

Deadlines for the Advance Payment Model application are as follows:

April 1, 2012 start date:

  • Applications accepted between January 3 and February 1, 2012;

July 1, 2012 start date:

  • Applications accepted between March 1 and March 30, 2012 (consistent with Shared Savings Program).

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:

  • Dial (800) 837-1935 and use the conference ID 39623933

A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website and will be accessible for downloading beginning on or around Friday, January 13, 2012.


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