This document describes methods for calculating the quality performance benchmarks for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and presents the benchmarks for the quality measures for the 2019 quality performance year.
It is an update to the “Quality Measure Benchmarks for the 2018/2019 Performance Year” document
released in December 2017 and reflects the 2019 quality measure set, including new benchmarks for three measures that phase into performance for the 2019 performance year. Under the Shared Savings Program, new measures are set at the level of complete and accurate reporting for the first two years before phasing into performance. The benchmarks for each measure, along with the phase-in schedule for pay-for performance and applicable performance year for each measure.
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