How Does an ACO Work?

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About the Webconference

The Accountable Care Organization, or ACO, is one of the biggest buzzwords in health care today. Everyone is talking about ACOs, and many physicians are faced with the decision: Do I join an ACO or not?

Before making that choice, let’s spend a couple of minutes talking about what an ACO is—and is not. In some ways it’s an incredibly simple concept—in others, very complex. This 15 minute presentation will sum up answers to key questions commonly asked by physicians.

What you'll learn:

  • The ACO’s three-part definition in brief
  • The mechanics of payment allocation across providers
  • Likely direction and degree of changes for primary care physicians versus specialists

Topics: ACO, Market Trends, Strategy, Physician Issues, Health Policy