NEVADA CITY, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium is hosting a webinar on January 23 to discuss a proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Lynn Barr, the Consortium's founder and Chief Transformation Officer says, "We've been evaluating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) proposed rule in order to maximize participation and performance for rural providers." She continues. "We will be proposing a "Safety Net Track 4" that recognizes the limitations and special billing circumstances of RHCs, FQHCs and CAHs, while providing them a glide path to better care, lower cost, and sustainable rural health systems."
The Consortium's webinar on the Medicare Shared Saving Program Proposed Rule provides an opportunity for interested parties to review the Consortium's proposal and provide their feedback. The webinar will take place on January 23 at 2 pm ET. There is no charge for the webinar. Information about how to call in and participate cam be found on the National Accountable Care Consortium's website at http://www.nationalruralaco.com/events-webinar-mssp_proposed-rule.shtml.
Other Events Coming Up - Rural Health Summit on February 2
CMS has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to support rural providers to prepare for and join ACO's this year. To help educate providers the consortium will sponsor a Webinar on January 21 at 2:00 PM EST and a free educational Summit on February 2nd, 2015 in Washington DC as a prelude to the National Rural Health Association's Policy Institute. For more information please visit www.nationalruralaco.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL RURAL ACCOUNTABLE CARE CONSORTIUM
The Consortium is an affiliation of rural providers who are moving toward new models of care delivery that implement coordinated, patient-centered care to improve the quality of life for their community and reduces avoidable healthcare spending. It provides educational resources and learning networks for existing ACOs and future ACO applicants. Membership is open to all interested parties, at no cost or obligation. To learn more about the Consortium visit www.NationalRuralACO.com.
Lynn Barr, MPH
National Rural Accountable Care Consortium
510-835-7900, ext 206
SOURCE National Rural Accountable Care Consortium