CMS to webcast ACO workshop on 10.5.10

For those who may be interested in participating in this session but unable to attend, apparently the workshop closed early due to considerable interest, you may opt for an online webinar beginning at 9AM ET/6AM PT. You may register direct here.

For more details including the agenda, see write up courtesy of McDermott, Will & Emory.

Per MWE:

The workshop will feature panel discussions and a listening session on various legal issues related to ACOs, including antitrust, physician self-referral, anti-kickback and civil monetary penalty laws.  In particular, the FTC, CMS and OIG wish to receive industry feedback on the following issues:

  • How various ACO structures in different health care markets could affect the cost and quality of health care delivered to privately insured consumers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries
  • Whether (and if so, how) the requirements of the antitrust, physician self-referral, anti-kickback and civil monetary penalty laws should be addressed in the regulations under development for the Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • To what extent, if at all, any safe harbors, exceptions, exemptions or waivers from the aforementioned laws may be warranted