IRS Ruling Considered An Obstacle To ACOs

A ruling by the Internal Revenue Service creates a significant obstacle to a new type of health care network that the Obama administration has promoted as a way to provide better care at lower cost, industry lawyers and providers say. Health care markets are rapidly changing as independent doctors and hospitals race to form networks, […]

Doctor Quality Data Unuseful to Consumers

Consumers searching this fall for the best doctor covered by their new public or private insurance plan won’t get very far on a federal database designed to rate physician quality. The Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide physician quality data, but that database offers only the most basic […]