ACO rule draws tough questions.

Health care providers have outlined a series of concerns to the CMS since the agency proposed ACO rules on March 31 to create coordinated care organizations that try to slow the development in healthcare spending while producing member-clinicians eligible to receive a talk about of the resulting cost savings .This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Base. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news services, is an application of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research firm unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente..Biopsies that were performed independently of the analysis protocol were processed and read locally, and representative slides were read centrally. All positive biopsies were reviewed by the author affiliated with Bostwick Laboratories, who remained unaware of the treatment assignments; the diagnosis and Gleason score that he recorded were those that were used in the scholarly study. During the first 24 months, a randomly chosen group of 200 biopsies were reread by another professional pathologist; a predefined price of disagreement on cancer diagnosis of significantly less than 3 percent was considered to be acceptable. There have been two cases where the outside pathologist disagreed with the recorded medical diagnosis of cancer.