ACO Evaluation

This work is funded primarily by The Commonwealth Fund and The National Institute on Aging.


  • To help facilitate the development of an aligned agenda for the evaluation of private- and public-funded ACOs 
  • To advance our understanding formation, structure, capabilities and performance of ACOs
  • To disseminate the findings of this evaluation 


  • Convene a multi-stakeholder ACO evaluation workgroup to monitor the progression of evaluation initiatives across private- and public-funded ACOs
  • Develop, pilot test and implement an annual survey of ACOs and ACO-like organizations
  • Conduct a series of in-depth qualitative interviews and confirmatory site visits to a subset of the surveyed ACOs, with a particular focus on the formation of multi-payer ACOs

Prior ACO evaluation work supported by The Commonwealth Fund was essential to informing:

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