Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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 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 –
Practice Impacts of ACOs by AAFP –…
Shared-Savings Based on Contribution –…
Leading the Way in Accountable Care White Paper by ADFM –…
Understanding and Implementing an ACO by ACOP –

North Carolina Information –

Towards Accountable Care –