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CMS Resources

Spring 2011 Accountable Care Organizations

On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), proposed new rules under the Affordable Care Act to help doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers better coordinate care for Medicare patients through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

1) Summary of Proposed Rule Provisions for ACO Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Apr 2011)

2) What Providers Need to Know: Accountable Care Organizations Fact Sheet (Apr 2011)

3) Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (www.pcip.gov -- Apr 2011)

This section contains information shared by PAeHI members. We thank our expert PAeHI members for submitting these fact sheets, educational videos, publication resources, and timely reports.

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Video -- _PA SIIS -- Bi Directional Exchange of Data

Here's a video demonstrating the functionality and advantages of bidirectional exchange of data with the PA-SIIS. Click here to view the video.

Thanks to Dr. Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP, for sharing this video. Dr. Kressly is a PAeHI Board member and has been in private pediatric practice in Bucks County, PA since 1990. An early adopter of EHR technology, her practice has been completely electronic since 2004. She has been instrumental in beta-testing information exchange with the PA-State Immunization Information System and her local hospital. Contact Dr. Susan Kressly at skressly@kresslypediatrics.com for further information.

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