Specialists have a role in Medicare shared savings programs

By Toya M. Sledd, MPH, MBA

ACO model needs better definition of specialists’ role

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs), entities established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (FTC-DOJ) also released proposed guidelines on the antitrust enforcement policy regarding ACOs participating in the Medicare shared savings program.

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