How successful ACOs treat their physicians

September 24, 2020
Chris Mazzolini

Chris Mazzolini is the editorial director of Medical Economics

Logan Lutton

What makes an accountable care organization (ACO) successful?

What makes an accountable care organization (ACO) successful?Researchers with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services conducted interviews with officials from the 20 top-performing ACO’s in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The HHS officials asked the ACO leadership to identify the strategies they used to both improve care quality and cut costs.The top strategy identified: Working with physicians.Here are five ways the best ACOs work with physicians to improve patient care and cut healthcare costs.