Accountable Care Organizations: What Exactly Are We Getting?
Remarks of J. Thomas Rosch
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
ABA Section of Antitrust Law Fall Forum
November 17, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), also known as “ObamaCare,” was signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. One of the reforms in the Act is the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which promotes the formation and operation of Accountable Care Organizations (‘‘ACOs’’) to serve Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries….