Since its inception, the Medicare Shared Savings Program has been committed to achieving the triple aim of healthcare: better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lowering the growth of expenditures.

In order to better support ACOs in their progress towards achieving this triple aim and realizing program savings, Wakely conducted an analysis to measure the correlation between various ACO characteristics and the level of gross savings achieved. The goal was to better understand what certain ACOs were doing to find success in the program and what others could change to increase their chances of achieving gross savings.

A full report surrounding our findings has been provided to ACO study participants. The goal of this whitepaper is to provide a shortened version of the report that touches on the study’s key insights at a higher level.

Wakely Risk Insight for the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Performance Year 2021 Results