As CMS moves ACOs into taking downside risk, it’s worth examining how ACOs in different tracks performed in 2017. Perhaps counterintuitively, there seems to be little difference in performance among Track 1, Track 2, and Track 3 ACOs. Although ACOs with downside risk had higher benchmarks, they also had higher expenditures than Track 1 ACOs. Consequently, the three types of ACOs generated similar amounts of savings, between $107 and $138 per capita. Net savings to CMS varied between $22 for Track 3 ACOs to $75 for Track 2 ACOs.
If you’d like to further examine MSSP performance by year, please explore the Tableau dashboards below. These dashboards aggregate date from 2014 to 2017 to present a more wholistic view of the program.