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Accountable Care and Elective Joint Replacement Comment Letters (April 5th)
If you're interested in the Medicare Accountable Care Organization program, CMS published a proposed rule in January to revise how the agency calculates ACO financial benchmarks. And/or, if you're interested in bundled payment arrangements for hip and knee replacement surgeries (the topic of the Jim Gera interview), here are two related comment letters. The first is addressed to CMS in response to their ACO proposed rule and the second is addressed to the HCP LAN (Health Care Plan Learning Action Network) concerning their elective joint replacement white paper. I drafted these for the AMGA.