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 - http://www.ncafp.com/files/ACOGuide-CME_1.pdf
The Physician’s ACO Toolkit - http://www.tac-consortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Physician_ACO_T...
Better to Best: Elements to Achieve Accountable Care - http://www.pcpcc.org/guide/better-best
AAFP's ACO Center - http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/acos.html
AAFP's ACO FAQs - http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/acos/faq.html
Accountable Care Center at CMS - http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/aco/
ACO FAQs by Kaiser Health News - http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/January/13/ACO-accountable-...
ACO Resources Listing at TAC Consortium - http://www.tac-consortium.org/resources/
Summary of Final Medicare ACO Regulation - http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/acos/summary.html
Everything You Need to Know About ACOs by TransforMED - http://www.transformed.com/pdf/ACO_FAQ.pdf
Practice Impacts of ACOs by AAFP - http://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payme...
Shared-Savings Based on Contribution - http://www.tac-consortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Shared-Savings-...
The Role of Independent Physicians in Accountable Care Organizations - http://www.transformed.com/perspectives/index.cfm
Leading the Way in Accountable Care White Paper by ADFM - http://adfammed.org/documents/LeadingtheWayinAccountableCare_ADFM-WhiteP...
Understanding and Implementing an ACO by ACOP - http://www.acponline.org/running_practice/delivery_and_payment_models/aco/
North Carolina Information -
Towards Accountable Care - http://www.tac-consortium.org/
Current Listing of ACOs in NC - http://www.ncmedsoc.org/pages/advocacy_govt_affairs/nc_acos.html