The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new information to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Web site at www.cms.gov/sharedsavingsprogram. External
A new Web page on Quality Measures and Performance Standards at http://www.cms.gov/sharedsavingsprogram/37e_Quality_Measures_Standards.asp has the latest information on Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) quality measures. The 2012 ACO Narrative Quality Measures Specifications Manual PDF External (568 KB) provides guidance about the 33 required quality measures that are part of the quality performance standard.
Two crosswalks have been added to the Shared Savings Program Application webpage at http://www.cms.gov/sharedsavingsprogram/37_Application.asp. Organizations who submitted an application under the Pioneer ACO Model or have been participating in the PGP Transition Demonstration, who would like to submit a Shared Savings Program application, scroll down the page for links to these two application crosswalks.