News Release & Announcements


September 11, 2017                                                                                                                          


On May 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)opened the application period for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) seeking to participate in the Medicare Shared Saving Program beginning January 1, 2018. 

Foothill Accountable Care Medical Group has applied with CMS to be under the following Shared Savings Program track:

  • Track 1: One-sided model; ACO’s share in savings but no losses

Eligible Clinicians (ECs) in Track 1 ACOs will be assessed under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) using the APM scoring standard.


If you are a Physician interested in joining Foothill Accountable Care Medical Group, please contact:

Jacqueline Vela

Administrator & CMS ACO Liaison

Phone (909) 398-1550, ext. 238

 Foothill Accountable Care Medical Group expects to receive the CMS Decision on our ACO Application in the Late Fall 2017.


 NEW Medicare Shared Savings Website:

 Accountable Care Organizations – What Providers Need to Know:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Service Center: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)

Medicare Service Center TTY: 877-486-2048