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AHA fears tightening of antitrust restrictions regarding ACOs
Modern Healthcare

Although observers roundly praised federal officials for loosening the antitrust and abuse rules on accountable care organizations, the American Hospital Association is protesting what it says are efforts by regulators to move back toward stricter enforcement over time. Accountable care organizations were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a way for healthcare providers of all kinds to team up with payers to eliminate incentives for inefficiencies by providing population-based healthcare and giving financial rewards for less treatment.

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