WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Squire, Sanders &
Dempsey is launching Accountable Care Forum
– From Volume to Value, a blog dedicated to analysis of the
emerging accountable care organization (ACO) landscape. The launch
coincides with regulations issued today by the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS).
“The regulations are the centerpiece of health care reform
legislation affecting physicians and hospitals across the United
States,” said David W. Grauer, head of Squire Sanders’ health care
practice. “We want our blog, www.accountablecareforum.com,
to be a resource for our clients and others that need reasoned,
real-time analysis of the regulations’ impact.”
Squire Sanders lawyers will review, analyze and comment on the
regulations’ seven key segments identified by CMS including
provider involvement; beneficiary attribution; ACO
eligibility/assessment; performance measurement, especially patient
experience; shared savings programs; other payment models; and
The blog draws on Squire Sanders health care lawyers’
perspective and commentary from representatives of the Association
of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR).
Squire Sanders lawyers Scott A. Edelstein, Lisa G. Han, John M.
Kirsner and Peter A. Pavarini have extensive background in ACO
issues. Pavarini edited the ACO manual issued by the American
Health Law Association, Han advises clients on insurance issues,
and Edelstein and Kirsner have both presented at national panels.
Additionally, several Squire Sanders health care lawyers are
advising clients on ACO formation matters.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Squire Sanders in providing
much-needed perspective on the significant impact the ACO
regulations will have on hospitals, doctors and the health care
industry,” said AMDR President Daniel J. Vukelich.