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Editorial

Legal roadmap to accountable care

April 23, 2012Elizabeth Hogue

Section 302 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions related to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers that participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Providers of services and suppliers who participate in ACOs will continue to receive payments under Parts A and B of the Medicare program, but will also be eligible for additional payments if they meet certain requirements related to quality of care and cost savings. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health...

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Editorial

ACOs: What you need to know

April 25, 2011Cara Bachenheimer

The biggest buzz in D.C. over the last year has been ACOs--the new acronym in our healthcare lexicon. On March 31st, the government's plans were unveiled when CMS issued a proposed rule that implements this provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The "Medicare Shared Savings Program" will establish incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings--including doctor's offices, hospitals and long-term care facilities--as an accountable care...

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