To avoid missing other opportunities inherent in the ACO model, payors and providers shouldn’t get hung up waiting for CMS’s rule for Medicare accountable care organizations, advises Greg Mertz, senior project director with the Healthcare Strategy Group. In this podcast, Mertz has advice for both providers and payors on how to maximize participation in an ACO. Mertz will provide a critical analysis of CMS’s anticipated final rule on Medicare Shared Savings and how it will impact commercial ACOs during a 45-minute webinar on April 21, 2011, “Analyzing CMS’s Medicare Shared Savings Final Rule: Implementation Advice for ACOs,” sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.