Monday, January 17, 2011

Healthcare Economist · Legal Barriers to ACO Implementation

by Jason Shafrin

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are the latest rage in health policy circles. Health reform legislation will allow for federal health agencies to create waiver programs to allow for the creation of ACOs. For ACOs to actually come to fruition, the waivers must take into account existing laws which currently greatly limit the scope under which ACOs could operate. These statutes include restrictions on:   Continue Reading

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