ACOs Take Center Stage at Brookings; CMS Drafting ACO Rules

Achieving Better Care at Lower Costs through Accountable Care Organizations

Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Medicare Shared Savings program to implement Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), coordinated networks of providers with shared responsibility for providing better care at lower costs. Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are currently working on regulations for implementing ACOs in 2012 under Medicare provisions that will help transform the payment and delivery of health care.

Event Information


Tuesday, February 01, 2011
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Falk Auditorium
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Event Materials

Reuters/Bradley Bower

Contact: Brookings Office of Communications

Email: events

Phone: 202.797.6105

At 9:30 am, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice will host a public forum to discuss the most effective and thoughtful path forward for ACOs to achieve such transformation. Speakers will include Donald Berwick, CMS Administrator and Nancy-Ann DeParle, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy.

After each panel, speakers will take audience questions.

Kevin Wrege

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Pulse Issues & Advocacy LLC


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