The ABCs of ACOs

Hope Glassberg, Anne Meara, Carolyn S. Blaum, Laurie G. Jacobs

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Abstract

The Affordable Care Act hastened the emergence of a new healthcare delivery and payment model called Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of healthcare providers linked through a common governance structure that are responsible for serving aligned patients who seek most of their primary care from those providers. ACOs also include a shared savings opportunity if providers can manage costs associated with aligned patients underneath a pre-determined benchmark, while meeting quality performance expectations, they can access savings. Based upon provisions in the Affordable Care Act, CMS initiated two Medicare ACO programs in 2012, discussed in detail in this chapter: The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Pioneer ACO Program. While novel programs, the ACO concept draws upon a lengthy political and health policy history, also reviewed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages65-81
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783319095103, 9783319095097
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Accountable Care Organizations
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Medicare
Benchmarking
Health Policy
Health Personnel
Primary Health Care
History
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Glassberg, H., Meara, A., Blaum, C. S., & Jacobs, L. G. (2015). The ABCs of ACOs. In Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action (pp. 65-81). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09510-3_4

The ABCs of ACOs. / Glassberg, Hope; Meara, Anne; Blaum, Carolyn S.; Jacobs, Laurie G.

Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 65-81.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Glassberg, H, Meara, A, Blaum, CS & Jacobs, LG 2015, The ABCs of ACOs. in Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action. Springer International Publishing, pp. 65-81. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09510-3_4
Glassberg H, Meara A, Blaum CS, Jacobs LG. The ABCs of ACOs. In Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 65-81 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09510-3_4
Glassberg, Hope ; Meara, Anne ; Blaum, Carolyn S. ; Jacobs, Laurie G. / The ABCs of ACOs. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 65-81
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