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ACO Regulations May Finally Be Near

Since the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) last year, there has been considerable attention and interest within the industry towards accountable care organizations (ACOs). Accompanying this focus has been a series of questions regarding the compositional requirements, as well as the operational and structural opportunities to be afforded to (and limitations to be imposed upon) ACOs. Fortunately, for the myriad of hospital systems and other providers that are developing their clinical integration strategies, meaningful guidance may soon be forthcoming. At a Congressional hearing on March 11, Secretary Sebelius announced that the long-awaited ACO regulations are expected to be released within the next two weeks and that these regulations were designed to encourage a wide variety of healthcare collaborations. The Health Law Attorney Blog has been intently following ACO developments. Please check back for an update on the content of the to-be-released ACO regulations and the anticipated implications of these rules for the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

For more information on Accountable Care Organizations, please contact Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Abby Pendleton, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Daniel B. Brown, Esq. or Esq. at (248) 996-8510, (212) 734-0128 or (770) 804-6475 or visit the HLP website.

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