Not enough: ACO waivers need to be wide-ranging: providers

Carlson, Joe
June 2011
Modern Healthcare;6/13/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 24, p10
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The article focuses on a proposal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive three fraud and abuse laws for accountable care organizations (ACOs). The proposed waivers were criticized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) due to its modification of the application of the Stark physician self-referral law. Richard Pollack of AHA explains the premise of ACOs and the Stark law. A blanket ACO Waiver is proposed by the AHA and other organizations.


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