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Accountable Care Organizations: Final Rules Issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rules governing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on October 20, 2011, to be published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2011. As one of the value-based purchasing models authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the ACO shared savings program encourages health care providers [&hellip… Continue Reading »

Proposed Regulations Issued for Accountable Care Organizations

On March 31, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the much-anticipated proposed regulations and guidance on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The focus of the first 12 months following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been primarily on insurance market reforms; this release represents the first [&hellip… Continue Reading »