Please join us as Foley Health Care Industry Team attorneys C. Frederick Geilfuss II, Maureen F. Kwiecinski, Chris E. Rossman, and J. Mark Waxman discuss the much-anticipated Proposed Regulations implementing the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) through accountable care organizations (ACOs). Under the Proposed Regulations, eligible providers, hospitals, and suppliers that participate in the MSSP by creating or joining ACOs can continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Medicare Parts A and B and be eligible for additional payments based upon specified quality standards and cost savings. Comments on the Proposed Regulations are due June 6, 2011 and comments for certain accompanying legal proposals are due May 31, 2011.
Since the Proposed Regulations’ content has been widely discussed, this Friday Focus will take a different approach and identify the key strategic issues raised by the Proposed Regulations and potential solutions, including:
- What should a provider consider when deciding whether to participate in the MSSP?
- What topics require comments to or discussion with CMS to help resolve unclear or unworkable provisions? How do you make sure your concerns are heard?
- If you decide to participate in the MSSP, how do you apply and what do you need to submit as part of the application?
- What are some alternatives to participating in the MSSP that could benefit you?
The 90-minute program is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. Participation is limited so register today. CLE credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.25 General credits. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.