Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a relatively new organizational structure for which little data exist about their organizational structures and operation. To help fill this information gap, the AHA conducted a survey. 309 ACOs responded to this survey in 2013 which covered such topics as structure and governance, contracts and risk models, key challenges, performance management and information exchange.
The CMS Dec. 20 released details on a new model for Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), Track 1+.
Press Release Statement on the New Track 1+ Accountable Care Organization Model
AHA, other health organizations submitted the following comments and recommendations for developing a new Medicare ACO model, Track 1 Plus (1+).