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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

With all of the recent discussion around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), and recognizing that on March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published over 400 pages of proposed regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) – which have been met with a lukewarm reception from the provider industry – it may be useful to ask a very basic question:  When it comes to physicians, can accountability be measured, and if so, how will it be measured?  Please click here to read an article I authored for MD News where I discuss where accountability lies and what this new act means to physicians’ practices whether large or small.

For more information about PPACA, please contact Matthew Sorrentino at msorrentino@thslaw.com.