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Broad and Cassel Represents Three of the Top Ten ACOs in the Country

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CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for ACOs Providing Telehealth Services

By: McKenzie Livingston Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are monetarily incented to achieve the Triple Aim of being more cost efficient, while providing better care for individuals and providing better health for populations.  Telehealth is such a great match for ACOs … Continue reading

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NEW CMS ACO Program Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of a new initiative for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The announcement can be accessed at http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/ACO-Investment-Model/. Links to additional information are … Continue reading

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Christine Burke Worthen Published by AHLA

Christine Burke Worthen, Of Counsel in our Fort Lauderdale office, was recently published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Her article, “Legal Considerations in Negotiating ACO Contracts: The New World of Risk Assumption, Enterprise Data Analytics, and Population Health Management,” … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Safety

By: Vanessa Reynolds The Affordable Care Act created incentives for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) providers to coordinate patient care across inpatient and outpatient settings to avoid unnecessary duplication of services and to improve patient outcomes. The latter are often dependent … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Interim Financial Results for ACOs Enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

By: Fred Segal On January 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released interim financial results of the first contract year of its Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). According to these results, ACOs that began the MSSP in … Continue reading

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ACOs, OHCAs and HIPAA

By: Vanessa Reynolds One of the underlying principles of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) is shared health spending savings and risks, which requires the sharing of protected health information (PHI).   All parties to an ACO or other Organized Health Care Arrangement … Continue reading

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Issues for Considering as you Move into the New Year

By: Stephen Siegel The last quarter of the year traditionally is reserved for reflection and making resolutions to implement improvements/changes in the new year. The truth of the matter is most of us are too busy to engage in reflection … Continue reading

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Medicare ACO’s: Compliance Checkup

By: Christine Burke Worthen With the prospect of an audit a reality for those participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program or the Pioneer ACO Program, ACO’s should periodically review their compliance with the obligations set forth in the Final … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Releases Study on Market and Demographic Factors Effecting Forming ACOs

By: Joshua Boxer This past October, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice published the findings of its study entitled, “Accountable Care Organizations in the United States: Market and Demographic Factors Associated with Formation,” in the Journal for … Continue reading

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