CMS Extends Application Deadlines for the Pioneer ACO Model

The AMA has notified the NCMS that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadlines for letters of intent and applications for the Pioneer Accountable Care (ACO) Model, which was released last month.

The CMS Innovation Center has modified the deadlines as follows:

  • Letters of Intent will now be due on Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Previous deadline was today, June 10)
  • Applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, August 19, 2011. (Previous deadline was Monday, July 18)

The Pioneer ACO Request for Application, the Letter of Intent form, and the Application form may be accessed at


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