7 Senators Ask CMS to Withdraw Proposed ACO Regulations

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Citing "serious concerns," seven members of the Senate Finance Committee have asked CMS to withdraw the proposed regulation for Medicare accountable care organizations, according to an AHA News Now report.

Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Cornyn (R-TX), Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Richard Burr (R-NC) wrote a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, saying the proposed rule misses the target.

"Unfortunately, based on the feedback we have received from providers around the country, we conclude that the proposed ACO regulation will fail to accomplish its purpose," the letter read, according to the report. "Therefore, we respectfully ask that you withdraw this proposed rule and re-engage experienced stakeholders to craft a new rule that fulfills the promise of ACOs."

Read the AHA News Now report on the letter to withdraw proposed ACO regulations.

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