Accountable Care Organizations
Why Accountable Care? The current health care system, which pays for discrete medical services instead of outcomes, has resulted in fragmented care and fueled enormous growth in health care costs. To create a more sustainable system, we need a new model that holds health systems and providers accountable for the quality of care delivered to patients. By promoting strategic integration and rewards based on quality care, the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model offers a potential win-win for providers, payers and patients alike.
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, August 2015;40: 10.1215/03616878-3149976 Contributions of relational coordination to care management in accountable care organizations: Views of managerial and clinical leaders.
Health Care Management Review, May 14, 2015; 10.1097/HMR0000000000000064110 An Early Assessment of Accountable Care Organizations’ Efforts to Engage Patients and Their Families
Medical Care Research and Review, May 1, 2015; 1-2510.1177/1077558715588874 Role of Pharmacy Services in Accountable Care Organizations
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty , April 2015;4: 338-344 ACO Contracting with Private and Public Payers: A Baseline Comparative Analysis
American Journal of Managed Care, December 2014;20(12): 1008-14 A taxonomy of accountable care organizations for policy and practice
Health Services Research, December 2014;49(6): 1883-99doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12234 Innovation in the Safety Net: Integrating Community Health Centers through Accountable Care
Journal of General Internal Medicine, November 2014;2014 Nov;29(11):1484-90: 1484-90doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2911-0