Accountable Care

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are provider-based groups that takes responsibility for meeting the healthcare needs of a defined population. Their goal is to simultaneously improve health, the patient experience, and reducing per capita healthcare costs.

Listed below are a growing series of links and resources explaining ACO and the various emerging approaches to accountable care.

Reports, Articles, and Presentations -

The Family Physicians ACO Blueprint for Success -
The Physician’s ACO Toolkit -
Better to Best: Elements to Achieve Accountable Care -
AAFP's ACO Center -
Accountable Care Center at CMS -
ACO FAQs by Kaiser Health News -
ACO Resources Listing at TAC Consortium -
Summary of Final Medicare ACO Regulation -
Everything You Need to Know About ACOs by TransforMED -
Practice Impacts of ACOs by AAFP -
Shared-Savings Based on Contribution -
The Role of Independent Physicians in Accountable Care Organizations -
Leading the Way in Accountable Care White Paper by ADFM -
Understanding and Implementing an ACO by ACOP -

North Carolina Information -

Towards Accountable Care -
Current Listing of ACOs in NC -