Industry Pressure Points May Shape Final ACO Rule

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT) -- The Obama administration’s proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations has taken a beating from critics in recent weeks, but as the June 6 comment deadline passes and regulators react, we will see if one of the centerpieces of health care reform can be retooled to attract key players.

As embattled CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., stated in an optimistic May 17 editorial titled “We Can Have It All,” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a variety of tools for improvement of the health care system:...
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