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Shared Savings Program

Guidance for the Medicare shared savings program


Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: September 14, 2020

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The Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) is committed to achieving better health for individuals, better population health, and lowering growth in expenditures.

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Program Updates 

In the News 

Find recent press releases about the program.

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Program Resources 

For Accountable Care Organizations

Find information about the Shared Savings Program application process, program participation, financial benchmarking, quality reporting, and more. Learn more >

For Providers 

Find information about eligibility requirements, locating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in your area, and coordinating care as an ACO provider. Learn more >

Program Data 

Find publicly available datasets related to ACO participation and performance. Learn more >

Program Guidance & Specifications 

Find guidance and specification documents relevant to the application process and program participation. Learn more >

Program Statutes & Regulations 

Find final rules, program statutes, and other regulatory documents for the Shared Savings Program. Learn more >

Contact Information 

Find contact information to use for Shared Savings Program inquiries.  


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