Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, FTC Matter No: V100017 #00009 

Submission Number:
00009 
Commenter:
Kevin Kavanagh
Organization:
Health Watch USA
State:
Kentucky
Initiative Name:
Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, FTC Matter No: V100017
The enclosed letter contains comments from 20 consumer advocates and advocate organizations.=======================Kevin T. Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS Health Watch USADavid Swankin, Esq., President and CEORebecca LeBuhn, Board ChairCitizen Advocacy Center (CAC) Bill ThatcherExecutive DirectorCautious Patient FoundationHelen Haskell Mothers Against Medical Error Alan LevineRetired Analyst Office of Inspector General, Dept. of Health & Human ServicesHealth Care AdvocateJulia Hallisy, DDSThe Empowered Patient CoalitionKathy Day, RN McCleary MRSA Prevention Jean RexfordConnecticut Center for Patient SafetyRobert E. Oshel, Ph.D.Retired Associate Director for Research and DisputesNational Practitioner Data Bank John T. James, PhD Patient Safety AmericaAlicia R. ColeHospital-acquired Infection SurvivorAlliance for Safety Awareness for PatientsLori Nerbonne, RN, BSNNew Hampshire Patient VoicesAmanda BuchananBoard of Trustees MemberWeiser Memorial HospitalKerry O'ConnellConsumer AdvocateSuzan Shinazy, RNPatient AdvocateMichael BennettPresident The Coalition For Patients' RightsRoberta Mikles RN BADialysis Patient Safety Advocate Gary LampmanPatient Safety AdvocateMichele Monserratt-RamosCalifornians for Patients Rights Grace MartinPatient Advocate