Monthly Archives: October 2011

HHS Releases Much-Anticipated ACO Final Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released their final rule on the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), groups of hospitals and other providers formed to create a continuum of care for Medicare beneficiaries and reduce costs while improving quality and efficiency. Created as … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Opens Term with Medicaid Provider Cuts Case

The United States Supreme Court opened their new term on Monday by hearing a case stemming from proposed provider payment reimbursement cuts for California’s Medicaid program.  The case, Douglas v. Independent Living Centers of Southern California, centers around whether a Medicaid … Continue reading

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