Tag Archives: Accountable Care Organization

CMS Announces First Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Approvals

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CARE, CONTROL MEDICARE COSTS, OFF TO A STRONG START OVER 1.1 MILLION BENEFICIARIES NOW SERVED BY ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS   A new program that will help physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers work … Continue Reading

Final CMS Accountable Care Organization Regulations Provide ACOs more Flexibility

CMS has finally released the final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which is the program that establishes the rules for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The initial industry objections to the ACO concept and the proposed regulations was that it was so complicated, so limited and potentially so expensive that it would be impossible, … Continue Reading

Final Rule on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Released Today

The final rule on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has been released by CMS.  The final rule implements section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act which contains provisions relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating in ACOs under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.  An advance copy of the final rule may be … Continue Reading

CMS Requests ACO Comments

On November 10, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a Request For Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program. CMS is seeking comments on the multiple aspects regarding the formation and operation of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).… Continue Reading