The US DoJ and FTC offer guidance to health care providers forming accountable care organizations

Federal Antitrust Agencies Offer Guidance to Health Care Providers Forming Accountable Care Organizations* Today, several federal agencies, including the federal antitrust agencies, issued rules and guidance for assisting health care providers in the formation of new accountable care organizations (ACOs). An ACO is a group of health care providers or suppliers or a network of groups—often affiliated with a hospital—collaboratively manage and coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ACOs will serve fee-for-service beneficiaries through Medicare’s Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and must sign up with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the program for at least three years, starting January 1,

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Jeffrey May, The US DoJ and FTC offer guidance to health care providers forming accountable care organizations, 20 October 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2011, Art. N° 39639

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