Friday, October 22, 2010

Don Berwick Comments on Goals for ACOs and Role of Federal Oversight

Kicking off a day-long federal listening session with stakeholders, CMS Administrator Don Berwick, MD, outlined his concept of the accountable care organization and how federal agencies should oversee ACOs.

He said federal regulators tailoring antitrust and fraud and abuse laws to accommodate ACOs have a fine line to walk. The legal goals for ACOs should be "cooperation without corruption, aggregation without hegemony and synergy without collusion," he said. In return, ACOs need "clarity and predictability about the regulatory regime.",0&goback=%2Egde_35964_member_32366730

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