Last week, CMS sent the final rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) operating under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to OMB for review.  The OMB’swebsite reflects that the proposed rule was received on May 5.  CMS previously published a proposed rule in December 2014 that made several recommendations to improve flexibility for ACOs participating in the MSSP, including (1) additional options for ACOs renewing their participation in the MSSP; (2) the introduction of an additional risk sharing model; and (3) a greater emphasis on primary care.  Additional information regarding the proposed rule is available in our December 8, 2014 Health Headline by clicking here