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.
Circulation, November 25, 2014;130(22): 1954-6110.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011470 Swimming Against the Current — What Might Work to Reduce Low-Value Care?
The New England Journal of Medicine, October 2, 2014;371(14): 1280-3doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1404503 Few ACOs Pursue Innovative Models That Integrate Care For Mental Illness And Substance Abuse With Primary Care
Health Affairs (millwood), October 2014;33(10): 1808-16doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0353 Beyond PCMHs and Accountable Care Organizations: Payment Reform That Encourages Customized Care
J Gen Int Med, Aug. 8, 2014; [Epub ahead of print]DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-2928-4 First National Survey Of ACOs Finds That Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership And Ownership Roles
Health Affairs, June 2, 2014;33(6): 964-971 Cancer Spending and Accountable Care Organizations: Evidence from the Physician Group Practice Demonstration
Healthcare, December 2013;Vol. 1, Issues 3-4: 100-107 Spending Differences Associated With the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration
JAMA, Sept. 12, 2012;Vol. 308, no. 10: 1015-1023