Health: Accountable Care Organizations


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Council Materials

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Official Source Documents

November 17, 2011 — DOL FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VII and Mental Health Parity Implementation

October 20, 2011 — CMS Final Regulations on the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations

October 20, 2011 — FTC/DOJ Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

October 20, 2011 — CMS Interim Final Regulations on Final Waivers Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

April 1, 2011 — FAQs on PPACA Implementation Part VI

March 31, 2011 — HHS/CMS Proposed Regulations on Accountable Care Organizations

March 31, 2011 — CMS Proposed Measures for ACO Quality Performance Standards

March 31, 2011 — FTC/DOJ Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding ACOs

March 31, 2011 — CMS/OIG Notice on Waiver Designs in Connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Innovation Center

March 31, 2011 — IRS Notice 2011-20: Comments Requested on Application of ACO Provisions to Tax-Exempt Entities

December 22, 2010 — DOL FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part V and Mental Health Parity Implementation

November 1, 2010 — FAQs about the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part IV

October 18, 2010 — FAQS about the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part III

October 8, 2010 — FAQS about the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II

September 20, 2010 — FAQS about the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part I

May 1, 2010 — CMS Preliminary Questions and Answers on ACOs

Official Source Documents
Council Materials

Council calls for agency action to ensure that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) achieve goals
October 20, 2011

Condition Critical: Ten Prescriptions for Reforming Health Care Quality, Cost and Coverage

Health Care Reform (PPACA)