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Providers Praise Administration Revisions to Health Law

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October 21, 2011

One of the strongest critics of an important provision to the 2010 health care law just loves the revisions announced yesterday by the Obama administration, The Washington Post reports.

The American Medical Group Association is responding favorably to this week's new revisions to rules that will govern Accountable Care Organizations. AMGA, a trade industry and advocacy group representing more than 400 large provider organizations, was one of the strongest critics of the proposed ACO rules when they were first issued in April. 

“At first blush I’m surprised at the flexibility and responsiveness that [the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services] has shown,” AMGA's George Roman told The Post. “The changes from the proposed rule to the current version seem to be significant, and that’s a very good thing," he added.

 

"I’m hoping lots of ACOs form because of the potential this model has for transforming our health system for the better,” Roman said.

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