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ACO Final Rule on OFR Public Inspection Desk

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made available the final rule to implement the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the “Accountable Care Organizations” regulation).  The rule will be published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2011.  Until then, a pre-publication notice will be accessible on the Office of the Federal Register’s (OFR) public inspection desk website.

Of note, the final rule appears to have eliminated the requirement that at least 50 percent of primary care physicians participating in the ACO must be meaningful users of certified EHR technology, per the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Instead, meaningful use of certified EHR technology is encouraged in the final ACO rule through one of the remaining quality measures from the proposed rule.

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