One of the few true payment reform models built into the health care reform law passed earlier this year is the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Unfortunately, absent final regulations implementing the ACO model, very little guidance exists for physicians who are interested in pursuing this model. To that end, tomorrow, October 5, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of Inspector General, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are sponsoring a workshop to discuss a number of the legal implications of ACOs. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found here: ACO Workshop Agenda. The agenda includes contact information for the workshop via webcast or teleconference.