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MedPAC > Recommendations > Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (4)

Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (4)

October 14, 2011

Under the 10-year update path specified in recommendation 1, the Congress should direct the
Secretary to increase the shared savings opportunity for physicians and health professionals
who join or lead two-sided risk accountable care organizations (ACOs). The Secretary should
compute spending benchmarks for these ACOs using 2011 fee-schedule rates.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Physicians and other health professionals.