Accountable Care Organizations

What is an ACO?

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO)  is a group of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds both in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, the ACO will share in the savings it achieves for a program, such as in the Medicare Shared Savings Program or Primary Care First Model. For Performance Year 2020, there are 517 Shared Savings Program ACOs providing care to 11.2 million beneficiaries.

National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS)

NAACOS is the voice of ACOs to CMS, the White House and on Capitol Hill.  CHS leadership and provider partners actively participate in NAACOS through serving on the Board, attending the bi-annual conferences, and presenting best practices of ACO operations and quality.

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