The Healthcare industry is buzzing with information and opinions on the new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regulations. With the period for comments closing on June 1, it is time to examine what these regulations will really mean to healthcare and insurance companies.
Listen to MMM's experienced team of healthcare and insurance lawyers as they cover:
- The main components of the proposed ACO rules and their impact on the healthcare delivery system, including the impact on health plans.
- The “Eligible Entities” that may participate in the legal structure and governance of ACOs.
- The interaction and overlap with other federal shared-savings programs and programs that have been designed under the Healthcare Reform Act to improve the overall delivery of healthcare, while reducing the costs.
- The proposed processes to promote best practices for improving the quality of healthcare delivery systems, while reducing the overall cost.
- The integrity, transparency and compliance program requirements related to an ACO.
- The process to establish the quality metrics and parameters that will be identified, measured and scored through the ACO.
- The efforts to address the impact of other laws, such as antitrust and state insurance regulation, on ACOs.
- The role of captive insurance programs in the management of ACO risks.