Today, several federal agencies issued proposed rules or notices regarding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)—
- CMS issued a proposed rule that establishes ACOs under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
- HHS OIG and CMS jointly issued a notice with comment period addressing proposals for waivers for the anti-kickback statute, the physician self-referral law and certain provisions of the civil monetary penalty law, as related to the Shared Savings Program. They also issued a solicitation for comments on additional waivers for program as well as for separate waiver authority for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
- FTC and DOJ jointly issued a proposed antitrust policy statement for ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program.
- The IRS issued a request for comments addressing guidance for tax-exempt organizations participating in the Shared Savings Program through ACOs.