Bureaucrats are telling anyone who complains about the ACO regulation, "Take a number." A colleague in a group practice in California described the hysteria as unfounded. The pace of change is fast and raises fears. But California's experience should give some comfort. Also, some groups that should not be too upset are complaining-Kaiser Hospitals for one. Is some of this simply political-giving support to one's kind?
"The American Medical Group Association warned this week that proposed rules governing accountable care organizations are "overly prescriptive" and "too burdensome," and will discourage physician participation." Go to Health Leadersfor the full story.