Accountable Care Organizations

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a model for health care delivery in which numerous providers (i.e., physician groups, hospitals, post-acute care) combine efforts and resources with the goal of meeting patient needs across the continuum of care.  The aim of this cooperation is to foster tighter integration of clinical activities, which will ideally lead to improved quality and greater efficiency in health care.  Several potential ACO models exist, with the level of collaboration varying between community partnerships among physician groups to a fully-integrated health care delivery system.
 
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Jesse DeHond,
Dec 6, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Jesse DeHond,
Dec 6, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Jesse DeHond,
Dec 6, 2010, 12:03 PM
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