Are ACOs Really About Quality?

When the subject of accountable care organizations first comes to mind, the common context is that of the ACO as a Medicare payment mechanism introduced as an element of Obamacare. However, to fully understand the economics of an ACO, you need to appreciate the fact that the model is not designed to be constrained to the Medicare arena. And, in fact, the economics of the creation of a functional ACO dictate that it must focus on a larger market.  Read more