Accountable Care Organizations

"Alternative Payment Models & Merit Based Incentive Programs" (click to listen)

AAFP's Frequently Asked Questions on Accountable Care Organizations

Physician Resources

  • pdf Family Physicians ACO Blueprint for Success
    • This all-in-one ACO guide brings a non-technical explanation of the essential elements required for any successful ACO and step-by-step guidance on how to achieve each element.
  • CMS resources - Medicare Shared Savings Program
    • This resource from CMS provides some quick information and numerous fact sheets regarding ACO's. Many of their links involve shared savings programs and how CMS will be involved. 
  • CMS resources - Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Learning & Resources Area
    • A comprehensive and detailed resource from the CMS that provides all of the information on various models of bundled payments for care improvement. Two chart books provide additional data on implications of various episode definitions 
  • Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) - About ACO's
    • The PCPCC gives an overhead view of Accountable Care Organizations with a focus on the impacts on primary care. The website also provides a plethera of knowledge on making primary care the foundation of medical care in the United States.

Podcast

"Alternative Payment Models & Merit Based Incentive Programs" (click to listen)

ACO Blueprint for Success

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