Many facilities are constantly looking towards the future. They raise questions, find answers and evolve in order to continue to survive and thrive in the healthcare industry. They look at their departments and services, evaluate them on a continuum of success and take steps to improve them and market them. The end goal is the health and well-being of patients and facilities.
One of the services facilities are starting to look to for success is Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who come together voluntarily to give coordinated, high quality care.
The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.
When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it may share in the potential savings…usually with primary care providers, specialists, hospitals and other ACO providers.
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