ACO Regulations Will Cause Headaches for DoctorsSherry Krueger
June 14, 2011 — 394 views
The requirements contained within the 492 page volume of regulations, which will govern Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's), will create ‘significant barriers' that will discourage the support of the concept of ACO's. So says Delos Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, in an eight page letter to Donald Berwick, top administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In his letter, posted by Modern Healthcare, Cosgrove claimed: "Rather than providing a broad framework that focuses on results as the key criteria for success, the proposed rules are replete with 1) prescriptive requirements that have little to do with outcomes, and 2) many detailed governance and reporting requirements that create significant administrative burdens,"