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  • Backgrounder posted February 1, 2012 by John S. Hoff How CMS’s Final Regulations for Accountable Care Organizations Fall Flat

    Abstract: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final regulations for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The outcome is disappointing: There are marginal changes only; the final regulations retain the same flawed structure set out in the proposed regulations. ACOs remain at the mercy of CMS’s determination of their savings target; its…

  • Lecture posted October 29, 2001 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., John S. Hoff, Robert Charrow The Right Prescription? Assessing the Patients' Bill of Rights

    Robert E. Moffit: My name is Bob Moffit. I am the director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Welcome to our panel discussion on the impact of the Patients' Bill of Rights legislation, versions of which have just passed the Senate and the House. I'm sorry to report that Professor Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University Medical…

  • Executive Summary posted February 29, 2000 by John S. Hoff The Patient's Bill of Rights: A Prescription for Massive HealthRegulation

    Congress, in the name of patient protection, is poised to make problems in America's health care system worse. The so-called Patients' Bill of Rights legislation under consideration by a House-Senate conference committee would expand government control over the financing and delivery of health care through massive federal regulation and would stir up new…

  • Backgrounder posted February 29, 2000 by John S. Hoff The Patient's Bill of Rights: A Prescription for Massive HealthRegulation

    In the name of patient protection, Congress is poised to make the problems in America's current health care system even worse. The so-called Patients' Bill of Rights legislation now being considered by a House-Senate conference committee would impose massive new federal regulation on health care delivery and stir up new and expensive litigation. The conferees…

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