Leaping hurdles

Carlson, Joe
June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/6/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 23, p7
Trade Publication
The article deals with antitrust hurdles to establishing an accountable care organization (ACO) in the U.S. In a protest letter, the American Hospital Association (AHA) points out the cost implications of applying antitrust clearance to the ACO program. Particular focus is given to criticisms surrounding the 90-day antitrust pre-approval process. Regulators are urged by groups to increase the thresholds for the ACOs that would receive antitrust preapproval prior to joining the program.


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