Federal Trade Commission April 19, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Document Number: 2011-9466
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC and DOJ (the ``Agencies'') are proposing an enforcement policy regarding the application of the antitrust laws to health care collaborations among otherwise independent providers and provider groups, formed after March 23, 2010, the date on which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted, that seek to participate, or have otherwise been approved to participate, as accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-48 (2010) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-52 (2010)).