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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About Julie

My credentials include a Master's Certificate in Health Informatics, a CHPSE certification (Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert), and certification in HL7 (Health Level 7). The multidisciplinary approach to equipping myself to enter the healthcare IT sector is consistent with my professional background in sales, management, healthcare, and recruiting. I also have a BA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, which as been invaluable in my professional life for exceling in sales, change management, and laying down an excellent foundation from which I was able to build effective communication skills with professionals of all levels.

Posted on March 13, 2011, in Definitions and Concepts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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