Transforming Care: An Introduction to Accountable Care Organizations in Massachusetts

Publication Year: 2018
Patient Need Addressed: Care Coordination/Management
Intervention Type: Service redesign
Type of Literature: Grey

In 2017, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) launched a first-in-the-nation set of statewide standards for accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who come together to provide patient-centered, coordinated care to their patients, with the goal of improving quality and reducing healthcare spending growth. The HPC certified 17 ACOs in Massachusetts that met those standards through an application process.

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