October 31, 2011
ASA Initial Reaction to Final ACO Rule
Based on ASA's quick, preliminary analysis of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) final regulations, it does not seem that anesthesiologists and specialists, in general, will have much of a role in ACOs. While CMS made significant changes in the final rule, the program is still directed toward primary care. We will be posting a more comprehensive analysis of the changes in the final rule based on ASA’s comment letter to CMS on the proposed regulations.