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 – 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/
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-…
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/