CMS is supposed to issue proposed regs governing ACOs this fall.
Then, expect the first ACOs to begin operating in January 2010 – just 15 months away!
We have organized an education program on ACOs this Thursday. Should be an eye opener.
Healthcare providers, hospitals, PHOs and IPAs and others, payers and even vendors need to be aware of the implications for the market and competition in the new ‘hot issue’ era of ACOs.
Hospitals, PHOs, IPAs and other physician organizations, networks or group practices need to make some quick decisions about ACOs.
If your organization is considering creating an ACO, you have no time to lose.
About the program – “Accountable Care Organizations: The Opportunities and the Risks,” a new management education audio webcast briefing, this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT.
For details click on: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/Accountable-care-Organizations.htm