Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148)
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152)
Senate Democratic Policy Committee Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) Section-by-Section Analysis
Senate Democratic Policy Committee Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152) Section-by-Section Analysis
Compilation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (as amended through May 1, 2010)
Information regarding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Pioneer ACO Model, which is an alternative to participating in the Shared Savings Program and "is designed to test the movement of organizations experienced in providing coordinated care across settings more rapidly to population-based payment arrangements and to work in coordination with private payers to achieve cost savings and improved health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries."
Under the Proposed Initiative, eligible organizations could receive an advance on the shared savings they are expected to earn as a monthly payment for each aligned Medicare beneficiary.
On March 31, 2011, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register proposed rule CMS-1345-P, Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations that implements the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and establishes the requirements for Accountable Care Organizations. CMS has launched a dedicated web page for Medicare FFS providers and other providers of services and suppliers. Bookmark the web page and check back often, as CMS continues to add information on the program.
Congressional Budget Office report issued on May 26, 2011 that discusses the budgetary effects of legislation that would permanently prevent the use of appropriated funds to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and provisions related to health care in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152, respectively