Fierce Health Payer February 13, 2020
Joanne Finnegan

As they are asked to take on more risk, smaller, physician-led ACOs will need support, a new report says.

Small physician-led Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have shown success in reducing costs while improving quality. But they need more support to continue down that road, according to a new report.

Those ACOs would benefit from more guidance and support from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), private insurers and other sources as they take on greater financial risk and move farther away from traditional fee-for-service payments, according to a new report (PDF) from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

“ACOs, especially smaller ones and those in more resource-deprived settings, need additional support in building the organizational competencies (such as...