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In Search of Antitrust Guidance and Safe Harbors for Accountable Care Organizations

BY | March 30, 2011

Gregory Pelnar, Mar 30, 2011 An Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) is “an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of…

Gregory Pelnar, Mar 30, 2011

An Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) is “an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it.” The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“ACA”) encourages the formation of ACOs to provide medical care to Medicare beneficiaries and, if they meet quality thresholds, to shar

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