Accountable Care Organizations grow, but face new challenges
Since the Affordable Care Act paved the way for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in 2010, healthcare providers have increasingly turned to the alternative payment model as a way to engage in value-based care across patient populations. In just seven years since the act, the healthcare industry has seen the number of ACOs grow from just 61 in 2011 to 923 ACOs by the first quarter of 2017, a recent Health Affairs blogpost revealed. But the organizations now face different challenges, such as cultural change and contract management.
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