CMS Releases Proposed ACO Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the much-anticipated proposed rule to guide the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2011, addresses the eligibility requirements for ACO provider participation and certain regulatory requirements related to performance and measurement of ACO providers. Providers and other interested parties have until June 6, 2011, to submit comments. Please click here to view the Federal Register notice.

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