T.J. Sullivan was quoted in a New York Times article titled, “I.R.S. Ruling is Obstacle to Health Care Networks Promoted by Obama” and an Advisory Board Company article titled, “A new IRS ruling could spell trouble for some ACOs.”

Both articles discuss a recent ruling in which the I.R.S. denied a tax exemption sought by an accountable care organization (ACO) and how it creates a significant obstacle to the new type of health care network that the Obama administration has promoted as a way to provide better care at lower cost.

T. J. said, “the I.R.S. ruling meant that accountable care organizations ‘will face an uphill battle’ in trying to qualify for federal income tax exemptions if they do not participate in Medicare.”

Read “I.R.S. Ruling is Obstacle to Health Care Networks Promoted by Obama” in the New York Times.

Read “A new IRS ruling could spell trouble for some ACOs” on the Advisory Board Company site.