• Accountable Care Organizations
  • November 26, 2010 | Authors: Heman A. Marshall; Christine F. Underwood
  • Law Firm: Woods Rogers PLC - Roanoke Office
  • Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), no later than January 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) is required to establish a “shared savings program” which promotes “accountability for a patient population and coordinates items and services under [Medicare] Parts A and B, and encourages investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes for high quality and efficient service delivery.” Groups of providers meeting criteria established by HHS, known as accountable care organizations (“ACO’s”), will be eligible for certain payments as part of this program.