Massachusetts Medical Society: Payment Reform and ACOs

Payment Reform and ACOs

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  • MMS Guide to Accountable Care Organizations January 14, 2016

    Detailed guidance on the issues that physicians should consider whether they are currently participating in an accountable care organization, forming or joining an ACO, or entering into an integration agreement with another health care organization.

  • Health Care Price Information Forms August 11, 2015

    Patient information forms to help physicians fulfill their obligations under the new price transparency law.

  • Mass. Requires Risk-Bearing Provider Organizations to Register February 25, 2014

    Vital Signs March 2014 -- One of the contentious elements of Massachusetts’s payment reform law, Chapter 224 of 2012, was the creation of risk-bearing provider organization, or RBPO, registration requirements. The law requires RBPOs to register with the Division of Insurance, with the Center for...

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Massachusetts Legislation

The state legislature has passed legislation to promote the development of alternative health care provider payment systems in Massachusetts and control the rising cost of health care.

Federal Regulations

In October 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released final rules on the formation and operation of Medicare accountable care organizations.

Resources for Physicians

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