• CMS Releases 2012 Application for ACOs
  • November 24, 2011 | Authors: Bruce D. Armon; Karen L. Palestini; Andrew J. Siegel
  • Law Firms: Saul Ewing LLP - Philadelphia Office ; Saul Ewing LLP - Princeton Office ; Saul Ewing LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) followed its November 2nd publication of the Final Rule for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) (available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-02/pdf/2011-27461.pdf) with the release of the 2012 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Application. The application may be downloaded from the CMS website at https://www.cms.gov/sharedsavingsprogram/Downloads/ Medicare&under;Shared&under;Savings&under;Program&under;Application&under;2012.pdf. Under the application guidelines, CMS is accepting applications for two start dates: April 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012. Beginning in 2013, the only start date will be on January 1st of each calendar year.