Proposed v. Final ACO Rule

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Deep in the 690+ pages of the document filed with the OFR, is a nifty little matrix that compares key provisions of the ‘notice of proposed rule making’ to the final rule which theoretically incorporated the best and brightest suggestions pro-offered in 1,300+ comments supplied to CMS. That pre/post matrix …

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ASCO Comments on ACO Rule

By Allen S. Lichter, MD, CEO, American Society of Clinical Oncology Dear Administrator Berwick: I am pleased to submit these comments on behalf of the America Soceity of Clinical Oncology(ASCO) in response to the recent notice of proposed rulemaking regarding accountable care organizations (ACOs) and the Medicare Shared Savings program (MSSP).1 ASCO is the national organization …