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Deaconess Care Integration, LLC – ACO Programs and Initiatives

In connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Model, CMS published the Notice of Amended Waivers of Certain Fraud and Abuse Laws in Connection with the Next Generation ACO Model dated December 29, 2016 which provides a waiver of the application of the Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute for certain arrangements involving ACOs that participate in the MSSP ACO Model.

In an effort to carry out its duties and obligations under the MSSP ACO Model and to achieve the goals of the MSSP ACO Model (including improving health outcomes and reducing expenditures for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries), DCI’s Board of Managers have reviewed and approved the following arrangements which are designed to manage, coordinate, and promote accountability for the quality, patient safety, cost, and overall care of patients and for which waiver protection is sought under the MSSP ACO Participation Waiver:
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