Health Care Reform: Accountable Care Organizations
Some doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers are forming Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's). Their goal is a more coordinated team approach to health care - to get you the right care at the right time in the right setting. Medicare officials are encouraging ACO's and coordinating with providers to form and manage them.
As ACO's continue to grow, we'll post more information about them here.
Accountable Care Organizations, Explained - Kaiser Health News
Accountable Care Organizations and You: FAQ's for People on Medicare - Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
More Doctors, Hospitals Partner to Co-ordinate Care for People with Medicare - U.S. DHHS Press Release