If you are a prospective participant in the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, please visit www.NationalRuralACO.com.
If you are a current participant in the Consortium (i.e., your organization has submitted a complete Application Packet, and/or has been accepted to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program), please use the "Login" link on this website to access the members-only File Library and Discussion Forum.
If you have not yet registered, please register using your work email address. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is approved.
We are hosting a free educational conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC on Monday, February 2nd, 2015; the day before the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Institute. Click here for information about the Policy Institute.
- New and existing ACO participants should attend to collaborate on ways to increase their success in the Program.
- Prospective ACO applicants should attend to hear first-hand from early adopters. It will be a fantastic opportunity to determine whether you can, or should, join an ACO as a means of transforming your delivery system.
Again, there is no cost to register!
Attendees will learn about the new ACO Investment Model Program, which pre-pays qualifying applicants, providing the start-up capital to fund ACO participation.
According to CMS, “The ACO Investment Model seeks to encourage uptake of coordinated, accountable care in rural geographies and areas where there has been little ACO activity, by offering pre-payment of shared savings in both upfront and ongoing per beneficiary per month payments.”
CMS will award $114 million, potentially funding 300 rural health systems, to foster participation in ACOs. Conference attendees will learn how to qualify and apply for this award opportunity.
CMS is at the table. Are you? We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!
Contact the Consortium
The National Rural ACO Consortium
welcomes your questions.
P.O. Box 1330
Nevada City, CA 95959
Submit an Application
If your organization is considering participating in a Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2016, now is the time to start planning; the application deadline to CMS is July 31, 2015. We suggest that you begin discussions with medical staff and organizational leadership, including your Board of Directors, as soon as possible.
Applications to join the NRACO Consortium must be received no later than April 30, 2015 to join the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2016. Other ACO payor contracts have different deadlines.
Please read the Program Description and complete the 2016 Application Letter to get started.
A sustainable model for rural healthcare.
We offer a program that minimizes up-front investment and risk, provides turn-key solutions, and allows rural physician/hospital organizations to carefully implement and evaluate new delivery models.