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CMS Extends Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline for ACO Participation in the Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent to Apply to June 29, 2012 for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) interested in participating in the Shared Savings Program beginning January 1, 2013. CMS will be accepting applications for the January 2013 start date from August 1 through September 9, 2012.

ACOs that do not file the Notice of Intent to Apply prior to the June 29 deadline will be unable to participate in the Shared Savings Program for the January 2013 start date. Furthermore, the Notice of Intent to Apply is not binding, which means that an ACO may submit its Notice and subsequently decide not to apply for the Program.

If you have any questions regarding participation in CMS’ Shared Savings Program, or any other health law questions, please contact an experienced health law attorney at Wachler & Associates at 248-544-0888.