8 ACO Healthcare Facts: What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Jan 4, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Improving healthcare quality in this country is on everyone's mind. One of the innovative approaches to healthcare that came out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was encouraging the healthcare industry to create and use Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). But what is an accountable care organization, and how well do you know ACOs?

Here are eight things healthcare providers should know about Accountable Care Organizations.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA), chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Principles Over Politics: 6,200 Providers Sign Letter to Patients

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jan 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At last count as of January 11, 2017, more than 6,200 providers had added their name to a letter to patients, promising to uphold specific fundamental beliefs during the Trump Administration. In the letter, originally written by eight physicians from the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, the writers promise patients that they will stand by eight core beliefs they share regarding delivering care, regardless of the healthcare policies proposed by the new Administration.

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Topics: patient advocacy, Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients, physicians & providers, value-based care

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