Medicare beneficiaries whose healthcare providers participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) may want to add the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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While the undertakings of a Medicare ACO and the terminology in the Data Use Agreement for protection of patient data may differ from those of covered entities, business associates and subcontractors and their BAAs under the HIPAA/HITECH regulations, they have many striking similarities and purposes.
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