FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained - Kaiser Health News:
ACO is the hottest three-letter word in health care
By Jenny Gold
KHN Staff Writer
JAN 13, 2011
Accountable care organizations take up only seven pages of the massive new health law yet have become one of the most talked about provisions. This latest model for delivering services offers doctors and hospitals financial incentives to provide good quality care to Medicare beneficiaries while keeping down costs. A cottage industry of consultants has sprung up to help even ordinary hospitals become the first ACOs on the block."