ASA Posts FAQs on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

In an effort to better educate the anesthesia community with regard to the impact of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) on the specialty, the ASA Ad Hoc Task Force on ACOs has been carefully analyzing the March 31, 2011 ACO proposed regulations. As a preliminary step, at the end of April 2011, the ASA released 21 FAQs relative to ACOs. The ASA also plans to continually update the FAQs as new information emerges. The ASA FAQs can be accessed here.

For more information on anesthesia compliance and related topics, please contact Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128. For information on ACOs, please contact Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. or Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128 or visit the HLP website.