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 […]

Accountable Care Organizations Versus Medical Homes: What’s the Difference?

Kevin Fickenscher, M.D. A brief overview of one of the most discussed questions in healthcare today. In the great healthcare alphabet soup, it’s easy to lose sight of the differences between proposed solutions for making healthcare more efficient and effective.  Rather than tackling payment reform in isolation of care delivery, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and […]

Healthblawg on ACO’s: The Regulators & Lawyers Listen at HHS

Don Berwick kicked off the day-long Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Workshop and Listening Session, co-hosted by the FTC, CMS and the OIG, with a short, stirring speech that touched on his Triple Aim for health care: better care for individuals, better health for populations and reduced per-capita costs.  He committed the government to interpreting applicable statutes “wisely, […]