Apr 06, 2011
Health Care Organizations Face Complex Strategic Decisions
On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a long-awaited Proposed Rule governing accountable care organizations (“ACOs”). The Proposed Rule will be formally published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2011. Comments are due by June 6, 2011. Three other related documents were released simultaneously with the Proposed Rule:
The Proposed Rule was issued under Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), which establishes the Medicare Shared Savings Program under which ACOs may operate. The Shared Savings Program is designed to create a new framework for hospitals, physicians and other health care providers to work together to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care services covered by Medicare. Read more
Helen R. PfisterPartner
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