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    NAACOS Disappointed By Tepid MSSP ACO Growth In 2022
    CMS touted the addition of 66 accountable care organizations to the Medicare Shared Savings Program this year, but the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations called the agency's Wednesday (Jan. 26) announcement disappointing as it shows fewer overall participants than the program had in 2020.

    Fowler: Some Direct Contracting Criticism Due To Misunderstanding Model
    CMS innovation center director Liz Fowler defended the agency's controversial direct contracting demonstration on Monday (Jan. 24), saying that while some of the criticisms lodged at the program are legitimate, others stem from critics not understanding how the model works.

    APG Defends Direct Contracting Amid Concerns With The Model
    America's Physician Groups says one of its priorities for 2022 is supporting the direct contracting demonstration, and it recently wrote to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to defend the increasingly controversial program.

    ACOs Back Provider-Led Direct Contracting Amid Model Controversy
    The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations is backing provider-led direct contracting entities -- though the group says Medicare Advantage plans shouldn't be part of fee-for-service -- but physicians that want a single-payer health care system argue the direct contracting demonstration is "threatening the future of Medicare as we know it" by leading to increased privatization.
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