Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > CMS Requests Information Regarding ACOs
16 Nov '10

On November 10, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a Notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on Accountable Care Organizations.  The Notice specifically requests that interested parties comment on various areas including the following:

  • Policies to ensure that solo and small practice providers may participate in ACOs;
  • Beneficiary attribution to the ACO;
  • Methods to assess beneficiary experience within the ACO;
  • Patient-centeredness criteria for assessment of ACOs;
  • Quality measures that should be used in the ACO program; and
  • Other payment methodologies should be tested through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Comments must be submitted to the agency by December 3, 2010.