Accountable Care Organizations
As large purchasers search for strategies to improve the quality and affordability of health care, a growing number are working directly with providers or through their health plans to offer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs have the potential to deliver high-quality care at reduced costs by improving care coordination and linking provider reimbursements to quality outcomes and utilization results.
PBGH offers purchasers guidance on how to select, implement and utilize an ACO program through its comprehensive ACO Toolkit. The Toolkit highlights features that an ACO should provide and support. Many of PBGH’s members have led the development of ACOs, including CalPERS, Boeing, Intel, and the City and County of San Francisco. Our tool kits and guidance are based on the practical experience we have had with large purchasers who are committed to moving the U.S. health system toward integrated, coordinated care delivery models.
Program ContactEmma Hoo
Director, Value-Based Purchasing