accountable care organization


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accountable care organization

n.
A network of medical providers, consisting of hospitals, doctors, home health agencies, and others, that agrees to coordinate and share the costs associated with the delivery of health care to Medicare patients.
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Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for Medicare Fee for Service patients.
Some other provisions in the Hatch draft would affect Medicare accountable care organizations.
Joining an accountable care organization like Aledade is not analogous to joining a professional organization, Mostashari said, nor is it like affiliating with a franchise.
Most importantly, 82 percent of those surveyed by MGMA said that they would be interested in pursuing such innovative arrangements as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes, if only they could see greater policy and reimbursement certainty.
Increasingly, we are hearing about accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Accountable care organizations can be part of the solution because when you typically engage with an accountable care organization, you are not only changing the way care is delivered, you're changing the way you pay for that care.
A) groups of providers of services and suppliers meeting criteria specified by the Secretary may work together to manage and coordinate care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries through an accountable care organization (referred to in this section as an 'ACO'); and
Accountable Care Organization (ACO) learning collaborates have sprung up to help physicians and organizations navigate the ACO waters as outlined in a recent 429-page document from HHS for implementation in 2012.
The Affordable Care Act (the health reform law of 2010) creates a new entity called an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
com)-- Accountable care organization (ACO) adoption more than doubled from 2013 to 2017, with the number of healthcare organizations participating in ACOs rising from 34 to 71 percent, according to 2017 ACO metrics from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Working in collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, Weinstein said Greene will oversee operations for population health management and accountable care organization work across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system.
Hospitals and health systems, as well as payers, are fueling HIE growth, building information backbones necessary to support care coordination and accountable care organization (ACO) development.
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