Dodging an ACO chilling effect

Carlson, Joe
October 2011
Modern Healthcare;10/31/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 44, p17
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The article focuses on the chilling effect of stricter proposals on the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs), as suggested by the changes following a deluge of public comments. A Medicare ACO is created to bring together healthcare providers into a single organizations that can manage and monitor patient care more effectively. The regulators gave back their warnings to providers to avoid collusion and fraud in a new interim final rule and enforcement guidance statement.


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