Health Law Checkup - August 2011
ACOs: Big Deal or Big Mistake?
When Congress passed the Affordable Health Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) were touted as a cutting-edge solution to rising U.S. health care costs. Now, ACOs are being criticized, with even some of those touted as models for the program refusing to participate under the proposed rules. This Health Law Checkup will discuss several potential disincentives to ACO participation contained in the proposed regulations for ACOs, which were promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year.