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Health Care Reform, Provider Affiliations, and Antitrust Risks

BY | July 17, 2012

Lona Fowdur, John Gale, Jul 17, 2012 The Accountable Care Act (“ACA”) has brought to the fore the concept of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”). These organizations comprise networks of otherwise unaffiliated…

Lona Fowdur, John Gale, Jul 17, 2012

The Accountable Care Act (“ACA”) has brought to the fore the concept of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”). These organizations comprise networks of otherwise unaffiliated providers that can obtain approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to become jointly responsible for the coordinated care of an assigned Medicare patient population. Per their agreement with CMS, ACOs are eligible to pa

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