Aledade Statement on ACO Primary Care Flex Model
March 19, 2024

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the launch of the ACO Primary Care Flex Model, a voluntary program that will focus on expanding primary care delivery in the Medicare Shared Savings, starting in January 2025. 

Read the announcement here.

We are excited about the opportunities it will bring to enable more primary care practitioners to further improve care and reduce costs.  After ten years of working with primary care practices nationwide we have heard firsthand concerns about resources needed to provide more primary care to those who need it and the flexibility to break free of rigid fee schedules.  

We are enthusiastic about the ACO Primary Care Flex Model, as it will rigorously test the proposition that giving primary care capitation payments as part of MSSP will drive adoption of accountable care and the enablement of proven services. Ultimately, we believe this model will generate within the U.S. healthcare system better outcomes, better quality and a better, lower total cost of care.

This exciting opportunity was the result of a partnership between the Center for Medicare, which oversees MSSP, and the CMS Innovation Center, which tests new models.

We commend both federal centers for their visionary leadership in empowering primary care organizations to embrace and thrive in value based care.

Farzad Mostashari, M.D., 

Co-founder and CEO of Aledade

Aledade Chief Policy Officer Sean Cavanaugh is available to speak about the ACO Primary Care Flex Model to news media. Reach out through our Request an Interview form.