This complementary special edition of Accountable Care News contains some of the first analyses of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Also included in the informative commentaries are initial analyses of the CMS-Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) request for public comments on waivers and the Department of Justice-Federal Trade Commission (DOJ-FTC) proposed statement of policy for Medicare accountable care organizations under anti-trust, physician self-referral, anti-kickback and civil monetary penalties for reduced or limited care laws as well as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) request for public comments on on how tax-exempt organizations might participate in the Medicare accountable care organizations.

The commentaries are generally supportive of the CMS, CMS-HHS OIG, DOJ-FTC and IRS proposals but highlight the many remaining questions and issues that will need additional clarification as these regulations, policies and guidances are finalized.

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