Are ACOs Changing Healthcare in America?

Many patients, 27 million to be exact, have become part of an ACO (Accountable Care Organization), “an experiment transforming the way health care is delivered in America”. ACOs are groups of healthcare providers, linking together to give coordinated yet consistent high quality care to their Medicare patients. ACOs intend to reduce acute care and episodic hospitalizations, while coordinating better quality care and of course– lowering costs. By joining forces, patients feel a healthcare system more attentive to their needs and doctors find alliances to be an effective tool. Participating in an ACO is voluntary for providers and Medicare offers several ACO programs, listed below:

All 25 recently announced ACOs can be found here

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