Massachusetts Medical Society: Contracting with an ACO

Contracting with an ACO

Contracting with an ACO

 This course has expired and is available for archive purposes only.

This online CME course will cover the key areas of consideration in regards to contracting with ACOs and various types of employment models. Providers will gain a better understanding of what they need to do in order to align themselves for future success when embarking in these relationships.

This online CME activity is based on a live webinar that was held on September 17, 2013.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current state of play for ACOs
  • Identify the legal considerations of engaging in an ACO including, basic contractual terms, the types of financial risk, term and termination, and federal rules regarding ACO participation
  • Recognize the implications surrounding violating contractual obligations, stark, anti-kickback law, and anti-trust rules
  • Apply actionable steps to align yourself with future success and practice satisfaction

Course Faculty

C J. Mark Waxman, JD  Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Alexis Bortniker, JD  Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP

Course Fees

MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:  Video

CME Credit:
 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term
Original Release Date: December 16, 2013
Review Date: June 16, 2015, December 16, 2016  
Termination Date: January 31, 2018

Hardware & Software Requirements

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8 Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+ Safari 5+


 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices) 
Android devices including tablets and phones 
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

Flash Player  and Adobe Reader  are required for some online CME courses.


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