5 Questions To Consider When Forming An ACO

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT) -- An accountable care organization (ACO) is a type of health care organization characterized by a payment and care-delivery model that aligns financial interests of health care providers with the goals of decreasing spending and increasing the quality of care for patients.

ACOs are accountable to patients and third-party payers for the quality, appropriateness and efficiency of the provided health care. An ACO is designed to lower health care costs by integrating patient care among providers, while ensuring that performance standards on quality of care are met....
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