June 15, 2015
The future of healthcare: Patient engagement as a success strategy for ACOs
Becker’s Hospital Review — More than 40% of Americans live in areas with at least one Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and they are quickly becoming an integral part of the next generation of healthcare.
ACOs role are to maintain responsibility for the cost and quality of healthcare offered to a population that is managed by a group of providers. The ACO takes on a degree of accountability for this entire population for their long-term health outcomes. And while the term “Accountable Care Organization” was coined in 2006, the entities were not formed until 2009 with the (Patient Protection and) Affordable Care Act. Read full article