Becker's Healthcare February 25, 2022
Physicians for a National Health Program is calling CMS’ new Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health Model “direct contracting in disguise,” according to a Feb. 24 news release shared with Becker’s.
Hundreds of providers urged HHS to reform the Direct Contracting model instead of scrapping it after the agency said in December 2020 that it would be canceled. The ACO REACH model, which was announced Feb. 24, is its direct replacement.
The advocacy group’s response to the new pilot program emphasized that ACO REACH does little to improve on the flaws of the former Global and Professional Direct Contracting...