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ACO Regulations Finally Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' ("CMS") long-awaited proposed regulations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program ("Regulation") were released on March 31, 2011.  The Regulation is set to be published in tomorrow's (April 7th's) Federal Register.  The Regulation is part of a coordinated effort among CMS, the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, and Internal Revenue Service to address the various legal issues facing the Accountable Care Organizations ("ACOs") that will participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.  CMS is requesting comments through June 6, 2011, while the other agencies will accept public comment on their respective documents only through May 31, 2011.

The combined regulations are nearly 500 pages long, and the Medicare Shared Savings Program implicates a variety of complex and intricate laws.  In fact, CMS has even recently launched a webpage dedicated to the Medicare Shared Savings Program issue. The attorneys at Foster Swift have and will continue to bring you the latest news and analysis regarding the Regulation and ACOs.

Categories: Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare/Medicaid


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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.