Accountable Care Organizations-Open Group


Accountable Care Organizations-Open Group

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are central to health care delivery system redesign under health reform.  This group will feature articles, reports, videos, and other sources of information regarding ACOs from a variety of perspectives.

Location: Oakland, California
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2011

This section is dedicated to basic information about ACOs and their purpose under health reform.  In order to keep Group content organized and easy to locate, please use the Discussion Forum to post links to reports, videos, media stories, blogs, and opinion pieces. Specific comments concerning reports, videos, media stories,etc. should be posted in the Discussion Forum section. Please use the Comment Wall if you wish to make a statement or start a discussion about a topic that is of interest to you.


Accountable Care Organizations 101

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Key issues web page


Article: Primary Care and Accountable: Two Essential Elements of Delivery-System Reform

New England Journal of Medicine


ACOs: Preparing for Medicare's Shared Savings Program

Healthcare Financial Management Association


Discussion Forum

MD GROUP PRACTICE ACO CMS DEMONSTRATION: Results show improvement in quality & reduction in costs

Started by Marisel Brown Aug 27, 2011. 0 Replies

I am catching up on my list serve email and ran across a…Continue

Tags: Berwick, CAD, Medicare, MHS, incentive_payments

Are ACO's a good model for clinics and private medical offices serving poor patients?

Started by Leona Ow Woodbridge Jul 30, 2011. 0 Replies

ACOs have their champions in those who are creatures of the model.  An example is a recent article in Health Affairs.  How well informed are supporters to promote ACOs as the best organization model.…Continue

Tags: public_clinics, Kaiser_Permanente, community_clinics, low_income, Crosson

Mayo, Geisinger, and Intermountain Health Unhappy with ACO Regulations

Started by Tamar Knox Jun 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Enough time has passed for the 420-odd ACO regs to be digested.  Several of the largest health systems are not happy.  The Mayo clinic sent a nine-page letter to CMS (if anyone can locate the letter…Continue

Tags: CMS, HHS, Berwick, Medicare, diabetes

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