Dr. Mangum’s comments were contained in a letter to Federal Trade Commission Secretary Donald Clark on May 31, 2011. The NCMS is urging the FTC to rework the proposals to ensure that participation in the Shared Savings Program is feasible for physician practices of all sizes and capabilities. The NCMS supports the goals of the Shared Savings Program and the AMA’s recommendations for the Proposed Antitrust Policy Statement.
The American Medical Association (AMA) today submitted comments to CMS on their proposed rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). The AMA comments to CMS come a week after the AMA submitted comments to the FTC and DOJ regarding their proposed policy on antitrust enforcement of ACOs.