Next Generation ACO Model Provider RIF

The Next Generation ACO (NGACO) Model Provider file contains information about the participating providers in the NGACO Model. The file includes one record per year of participation for participating organizations. A related file, the Next Generation ACO Model Beneficiary file, contains identifying information about the beneficiaries assigned to a provider who is participating in the NGACO Model.

What does this file include? (variable highlights)

  • ACO identifier
  • Performance year
  • Organization Name
  • CMS organization identifiers including Tax Identification Number, CMS Certification Number (CCN)
  • Provider type description

Special considerations

  • This file can be linked to any other CMS file that contains the ORG_TIN, ORG_NPI or ORG_CCN
  • Providers can be linked to their assigned beneficiaries by linking the ACO_ID in the provider file to the ACO_NUM in the beneficiary file
  • Questions regarding the Next Generation ACO Model can be directed to

Availability of this file

PY1: 2016
PY2: 2017
PY3: 2018
PY4: 2019
PY5: 2020
PY6: 2021
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