EWA Submits Comments on Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule
On February 6, the Alliance submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Proposed Rule. EWA stressed the importance of geriatrics training for healthcare professionals working with ACOs, where 82 percent of beneficiaries are older than 65. Among other highlights, the Alliance recommended that ACOs reach out to the Health Resources and Services Administration's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to ensure that geriatrics training be made accessible to ACO primary care providers.
View a PDF of comments here.