Accountable Care Organizations
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are one of the largest alternative payment models in Medicare, and they also exist in Medicaid and commercial payors.
ACOs are networks of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers that voluntarily come together to coordinate care and manage the total costs of a defined population, sharing in the financial risks and rewards of performance against benchmarks and on patient outcomes.
This module is made up of two components:
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Webinar: 41 minutes
Provides an overview of the structure, financial model, and regulatory requirements of different ACOs. Types of ACOs covered include Medicare Shared Savings Programs and Next Generation ACOs. Upon completion of this webinar, you will gain an understanding of how ACOs work and appreciate the role and opportunity for long term care facilities and post-acute care providers in the ACO model.
Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Brief: three pages, pdf
- Introduces and explains Medicare ACOs
- Explains and compares different ACO programs
- Outlines opportunities for SNFs