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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) offer enormous opportunity for patients and providers to work together to achieve enhanced quality of care, reduced costs and improved health outcomes. As a market-based solution, ACOs rely on groups of physicians, hospitals, and other providers voluntarily collaborating to achieve these important goals. As of 2017, there are 525 Medicare ACOs serving more than 10 million beneficiaries with hundreds more commercial and Medicaid ACOs serving millions of additional patients. The accountable care model has a long history of bipartisan support, starting with the Physician Group Practice Demonstration Program passed under President George W. Bush’s administration in 2000 and further expanded under President Obama’s administration. ACOs are proving to be one of the most promising solutions to bend the cost curve and provide high-quality patient care and are a premier payment model in the shift to value-based care.
ACO's from around the country came together to form NAACOS with the following mission:
2017 ACO Trial Membership!
*please note, only new 2017 ACOs are eligible for the free trial membership
The Benefits of Membership
NAACOS was formed by ACOs.
As a member of NAACOS, ACOs have the opportunity to contribute to and shape policy agenda. NAACOS is THE voice of ACOs to CMS, the White House and on Capitol Hill. Members also benefit from operational resources NAACOS provides for starting and maintaining successful ACOs. Join Today!
The Benefits of Partnership
Business and Alliance Partners have exclusive opportunities to attend and exhibit at NAACOS’ conferences which is closed to the general vendor population. NAACOS partners receive valuable tools and resources to help them better engage the ACO community. If your organization’s goal is to engage health care’s leaders and decision makers, joining the NAACOS Partner Network is an intelligent choice. Join Today!
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