The New Accountable Care Organization Regulations: A Mystery Partially Revealed


Firm Event

Presented by: Gray Plant Mooty

initiative enacted as part of 2010’s Affordable Care Act were released on March 31, 2011. The ACO concept is intended to help place Medicare on a firmer financial footing by moving away from fee-for-service reimbursement and towards coordinating care delivery under Parts A and B of Medicare, encouraging investment in health care infrastructure, reporting outcome measures, and rewarding quality care delivered on an efficient basis. The new regulations establish the parameters for hospitals, physicians, and other providers to form and finance ACOs and to share in payments intended to reward their collaborative efforts in meeting quality and performance targets as part of the care they deliver to Medicare beneficiaries.

Please join Gray Plant Mooty’s Health Law group for a discussion of the implications and

opportunities presented by the new ACO regulations. Topics to be covered include:

  • Requirements for structuring, forming, and governing the ACO
  • Process for assigning Medicare beneficiaries to an ACO and contracting with Health and Human Services for participation
  • ACO payment methodologies and performance requirements
  • How the Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary Penalty prohibition on reducing care to Medicare beneficiaries apply in the ACO world
  • Antitrust implications of ACO formation and operation

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Program 

Kindly RSVP by May 2, 2011, and indicate whether you intend to participate in person or by webinar. Instructions to join the webinar will follow.

RSVP by email to or by phone to 612.632.3170

There is no registration fee for this program.


Gray Plant Mooty, 500 IDS Center - 5th Floor, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402