Accountable Care Organizations

CHOICE brought together the region’s top experts to share information and ideas about new federal and state options for supporting accountable care organizations (ACOs) and  talk about how providers in the region might leverage these opportunities.

Below are links to the presentations, along with background resources.

CHOICE ACO Learning Session Presentations

  • ACOs: Issues for Consideration. Susie Dade, Director of Performance Improvement, Puget Sound Health Alliance
  • AMGA’s ACO Developmental Collaborative. Mariella Cummings, Chief Executive Officer, Physicians of Southwest Washington
  • ACOs: an Emerging Example in the Private Practice Community. Rick MacCornack, Ph.D., Chief Systems Integration Officer, Northwest Physicians Network

Background Materials

ACOs – Key Issues: A presentation from Providence Health & Services looking at the background and current status of ACOs under healthcare reform, including a detailed look at the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

ESSB 6522: State bill establishing accountable care organization pilot projects.

Response to ESSB 6522 RFI – Group Health Cooperative and University of Washington, Department of Health Services: Group Health’s application to serve as lead organization for the Health Care Authority’s ACO pilot program.

ACO Readiness Assessment: A tool from the American Medical Group Association to help healthcare organizations gauge whether they have the elements in place to succeed as an ACO.

Health Policy Brief – Accountable Care Organizations: Health Affairs brief examining ACOs under healthcare reform, including basic features, challenges and opportunities.

Accountable Care Organizations in California – Lessons for the National Debate on Delivery System Reform White paper by the Integrated Healthcare Association that looks at the common elements of and key lessons from ACOs in California.

What is an Accountable Care Organization and Why Should I Care? Information from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

Accountable Care Organizations: What Are They and Why Do I Need to Know? Background information from the Governance Institute.

In Search of an Accountable Care Organization: A humorous video from Centura Health illustrating a health care executive learning about Accountable Care Organizations.

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