CMS is on the clock first, with a free webinar titled, “ACOs and Antitrust, Stark, Anti-Kickback, & Civil Monetary Penalty Law Webinar.”  Hosted by Troy Barsky, Director, Division of Technical Payment Policy at CMS and Michael Wroblewski, Performance-based Policy Payment Staff, the event is broken into two sessions this Thursday, May 5th, the first beginning at 12:30 and the second beginning at 2pm.  Each session is free and lasts one hour.
Register for the first session on ACOs and Antitrust.
Register for the second session on ACOs and Antitrust.
The FTC also has announced a “public workshop” on antitrust and accountable care organizations (ACOs) on May 9th in Washington, DC.  The event seeks public input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy and will be moderated by “a variety of industry stakeholders, including health care providers and insurers, as well as academics, health policy and economic experts, and representatives of the FTC and the DOJ.”  Watch the event live on the FTC’s website between 10am and 1pm.
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