BREAKING NEWS: Final Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) Regulations Released

The long-awaited final regulations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) were released today. The MSSP was implemented by Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is the program in which ACOs may participate to receive shared savings.

In addition to the release of the Final Rule on October 20, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) also released its interim final rule entitled Final Waivers in Connection with the Shared Savings Program; the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) jointly released the Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program; and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a fact sheet entitled Tax-Exempt Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program Through Accountable Care Organizations.

For more information, please contact Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. or Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or (212) 734-0128 or visit the ACO specialty page on the HLP website.

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