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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AQ22 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations (CMS-1345-F) 
Abstract: This rule implements section 3022 of the Affordable Care Act relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Under this provision, providers of services and suppliers can continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B, and be eligible for additional payments based on meeting specified quality and savings requirements. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 425   
Legal Authority: PL 111-148, sec 3022   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/01/2012 
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  11/17/2010  75 FR 70165   
NPRM  04/07/2011  76 FR 19527   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/06/2011    
Final Action  11/02/2011  76 FR 67802   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Terri Postma
Medical Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS:C5-15-24, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4169