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07 Nov '11

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) final rule in the Federal Register on Wednesday, November 2.  CMS also published the notice regarding the ACO “Advance Payment Model” and the interim final rule with comment period regarding fraud and abuse waivers applicable to certain arrangements involving ACOs.  The deadline for submitting comments to CMS on the fraud and abuse waiver interim final rule is 5:00 pm on January 3, 2012.

Click here to see Akin Gump’s updated analysis of the ACO final rule, which includes new discussions of the Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy jointly issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the guidance for tax-exempt ACO participants issued by the Internal Revenue Service.