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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


  Although the ink is barely dry on the proposed regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), there are already harbingers that ACOs may not be the Health Care Reform savior they were intended to be. First, a study by the American Hospital Association states that the estimate initially made by CMS for the cost of … Continue Reading