What is an ACO?
Accountable Care Organization
CMS (http://wp.me/p1poJR-w0 ) defines an ACO as: “an organization of healthcare providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. ACOs could be comprised of a combination of physician groups, hospitals and hospital-physician partnerships.
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