Integrated Healthcare Association White Paper: Accountable Care Organizations in California – Lessons for the National Debate on Delivery System Reform

The Integrated Healthcare Association has released a timely and insightful White Paper titled ‘Accountable Care Organizations in California: Lessons for the National Debate on Delivery System Reform‘. California has 285 physician organizations with many of the characteristics described in the national debate, and its experiences with these organizations over the past thirty years, both positive […]

Doctors: The Sky Is Not Falling

Jeffrey L. Cohen In the 90s, physicians were told “The sky is falling. You have to find a tree to stand under or you will be crushed.” The “trees” were things like IPAs and PHOs. The future outlook was bleak. All patients were going to be part of some system with which the physician would […]

…..And Now for Something Completely Different?

Mark Browne Mark Browne is an experienced physician executive working as a healthcare consultant with PYA. He can be found as @consultdoc on twitter. Last week the healthcare world was all abuzz. The federal government was set to begin the journey that every player in the marketplace has been waiting for, the road to the accountable care […]

Free Webinar! ‘The Key Enablers to Building a Sustainable ACO’

Registration: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 1:00 PM to 2:00PM Eastern (10:00AM – 11:00AM Pacific) Five Key Accountable Care Organization Enablers How to put these enablers in place in a range of health care settings Acquire an understanding of new ACO legislation Gain new insight in how to move to an integrated care model Considerations for […]

FTC to Develop Safe Harbors and Expedited Review Process for ACOs

Ashley McKinney Fischer, Partner, McDermott Emery Will The FTC, CMS and OIG hosted a public workshop on October 5, 2010, featuring panel discussions on antitrust issues and an announcement from the FTC that it will develop antitrust safe harbors for accountable care organizations (ACOs), as well as an expedited review process for ACOs that do […]

Workshop Examines Effects of Waiver Authority on Development of ACOs

J. Peter Rich J. Peter Rich is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office.   He co-chairs the Firm’s Insurance / Payors Affinity Group. The FTC, CMS and OIG hosted a public workshop on October 5, 2010, featuring panel and listening discussions on […]