Accountable Care Organization

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of health care professionals (including hospitals, primary care physicians, specialists and nurses) that work together as one team to coordinate care for a set group of patients across all settings of care. An ACO is responsible for managing the health of its patient group and the costs associated with providing care. The concept of an ACO is based on the premise that well-coordinated care can improve patients’ health and health care quality, while decreasing duplication of services, reducing risks of errors and complications and lowering costs.

MHC Healthcare is a member of a local ACO, Imperium, and you may have been assigned to it as part of our quality improvement efforts.