Tag: Accountable Care Organization

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

CMS Pushes Back ACO Pioneer Model Dates

By: Susan Sumrell Today CMS announced that they were pushing back the deadlines for the ACO Pioneer models. Interested parties should submit a letter of intent by June 30, 2011 (orginally June 10) and applications must be postmarked by August 19, 2011 (originally July 18). For more information on the Pioneer ACO model, including the Request …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

ACO Rule Draws Criticism

By: Susan Sumrell With the deadline for comments on the proposed rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations fast approaching, more and more critics are voicing their opinions on the CMS proposal. CMS has heard critiques from across the health care spectrum, but a recent letter signed by all 10 members …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

CMS Releases ACO Proposed Rule

By: Susan Sumrell Today CMS released the notice of proposed rule making on the development of the Accountable Care Organizations. Created in the Affordable Care Act, ACOs are provider-led organizations whose members engage in joint decision-making, and that manages the full continuum of care and is held accountable for the overall costs and quality of care for …