Implementing accountable care organizations: ten potential mistakes and how to learn from them.

  title={Implementing accountable care organizations: ten potential mistakes and how to learn from them.},
  author={Sara J. Singer and Stephen M. Shortell},
  volume={306 7},
ACHIEVINGTHETRIPLEAIMS—HIGHER-QUALITYPATIENTcenteredcare,improvingpopulationhealth,andmoderating per capita costs—will require fundamental change in the US health care system. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) as outlined in the Affordable Care Act represent an early initiative in restructuring health care. Accountable care organizations accept responsibility for the cost and quality of care for defined patient populations. Under the Medicare shared savings program, ACOs will face… CONTINUE READING
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