Population-based payments (PBPs) open door for ACOs to more effectively manage care

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By Noah Champagne | 16 October 2018
The Next Generation accountable care organization (ACO) model introduced a provider payment mechanism called population-based payments (PBPs) that allow ACOs to negotiate provider payment rates and may allow more effective management of resource use. While PBPs are currently limited to a few Next Generation participants, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could potentially incorporate PBPs into the Medicare Shared Savings Program or other risk-sharing programs in the future.