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The definition of “ACO” bears a striking resemblance to the definition and history of “HMO,” a term coined in 1970.

Aco is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Aco books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

The ACO Toolkit - Brookings Institution
2.2 Roles of Individual Providers Included in the ACO Model understand the steps needed to become an ACO, moving toward implementation of an ACO.
Accountable Care Organizations
and a review of the key competencies needed to be an effective ACO.
Department of Health and Human Services
ACO During the Agreement Period. 9. Beneficiaries.
Summary of Proposed Rule Provisions for Accountable Care
Patient and provider participation in an ACO is (ACO)” that agrees to be held accountable for improving the Beneficiaries would not enroll in a specific ACO.
Nuts and Bolts of ACO Financial and Operational Success
David Mirkin, MD.

Suggested News Resources

NCQA to launch ACO accreditation program
The ACO: making a song and dance about the 2012 season
What the final ACO rules will look like
The industry is waiting with bated breath for the final accountable care organization (ACO) rules to be issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). What will the final rules look like?
Texas ACO That Has Improved Mortality Rates on MA Patients Will Keep Its Model
A Texas-based primary care group that's developed a unique model of taking care of Medicare Advantage (MA) patients through an ACO over the last 20 years wants to expand its patient base — but not necessarily venture into other markets beyond MA.
Ichimoku Cloud Turned Red - ABC, ACO, AMG, AOL, APU
AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE:ACO) surged 2.93%, to close at $28.41 and its overall traded volume was 104806.

Suggested Web Resources

ACO Hardware
Aco Hardware - Paint - Outdoor Living. *Prices may vary by store. Click here for sale items at your local ACO store.
Locator Home - ACO Hardware
ACO Polymer Products, Inc.
ACO is the world leader and pioneer of the modular trench drain. ACO commercial trench drains are used in a variety of applications from plazas to airports.
American Cornhole Organization (ACO) – The Governing Body for
American Cornhole OrganizationACO – the governing body for cornhole the sport.
The Physician's Place in the ACO
Nov 15, 2010 Development of accountable care organizations may be critical to holding down costs and improving quality.

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