Commonwealth Fund December 11, 2018
Kristen A. Peck, Benjamin Usadi, Alexander Mainor, Helen Newton, Ellen Meara


Most accountable care organizations (ACOs) report having comprehensive chronic care management processes or programs in place to manage people with complex needs

A new report from a six-foundation collaborative finds ACOs have increased their efforts to target populations with complex care needs but that opportunities for improvement remain


  • Issue: With an incentive to provide high-quality care while controlling costs, accountable care organizations (ACOs) may focus on patients who require the most resources and are most at risk for encountering serious problems with their care. Understanding how ACOs approach care for complex patients requires examination of their organizational strategies, contracting details, and leadership...