ATTENTION ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES PROVIDERS: SAMHSA’s Proposed Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 Address Key Integration Issues, Raise Other Questions About Compliance Responsibilities

In an earlier post, we highlighted that the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) submitted a proposed rule for public comment in the February 9, 2016 edition of the Federal Register, see 81 FR 6988, proposing a number of changes to 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”), the federal regulations governing the […]

HHS Selects 32 Organizations for the Pioneer ACO Model

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently selected 32 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to participate in the Pioneer ACO Model designed by the CMS Innovative Center to test the impact of several innovative payment arrangements to support these organizations in achieving the goals of better care and outcomes at a lower cost.