Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations
GAO-12-220R, Nov 16, 2011
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program's Accountable Care Organizations. GAO found that (1) the final rule implements section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119, 395-399 (Mar. 23, 2010). Section 3022 created the Medicare Shared Savings Program under which providers of services and suppliers, known as Accountable Care Organizations, can continue to receive traditional fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B of Medicare and also be eligible for additional payments if they meet specified quality and savings requirements; (2) CMS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.