Beyond the Tipping Point: What Can Accountable Care Organizations Teach Us About the Future of Value-Based Payment?
The US is approaching a tipping point when half of payments will be tied to improved care and cost. The Affordable Care Act and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act accelerate this transition through vehicles such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs aim to reduce costs and improve quality and have generated modest savings. Since they are relatively new, little is known about how ACOs have affected the delivery of care. Join us as we explore ACO bright spots that have enhanced primary care and lessons learned from the ACO experience that can inform the future of value based payment models. We look forward to an exciting discussion on the model’s promises and limitations.