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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Medicare Shared Savings Program

CMS released the final ACO regulations on October 20, 2011. Accompanying the release of that rule was the final FTC/DOJ Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the CMS/OIG Final Waivers in Connection With the Shared Savings Program, and an IRS Fact Sheet, Tax-Exempt Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program through Accountable Care (FS-2001-11). The OIG's final waivers were issued as an interim final rule with comments; comments are due January 3, 2012.

Additional information can be found through the following:

AAMC Teleconference on the ACO Final Rule, November, 16, 2011 (Slides are available here )



On Patient Care



Testimony and Correspondence