Albany partner Matthew Amodeo presented “The Evolution of Shared Savings – Next Generation ACOs vs. Previous Shared-Savings Models” at the MACRA Forum and Next Gen & Advanced Risk ACO Summit on October 26 in Chicago, IL.  The Next Generation ACO (NGACO) model is emerging as an attractive option for many provider organizations that are weighing their options under the proposed MACRA Rule. With higher rewards, a more streamlined process, and greater enhancements, NGACOs are poised to be the best reimbursement choice for organizations going forward. The Summit explored the risks and rewards of participating in an NGACO, examined some of the differences between Next Gen and previous models, and helped organizations develop strategies to thrive in an NGACO environment.