“Accountable Care Organizations” Please respond to the following:
- The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a model based on the idea that groups of providers come together and take responsibility for delivering care to the patient. What ideas do you have for ACOs to manage costs in inpatient care?
- [HINT: The Joint Commission’s (TJC) ORYX Clinical Quality Accountability Measures are used by all hospitals in the U.S. to meet regulatory requirements and to earn hospital accreditation. Review the ORYX measures at https://www.jointcommission.org/accountability_measures.aspx. For example, describe how ACOs can reduce the cost for patients with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure. Also consider preventive medicine for at-risk patients. [Textbook reference is Buchbinder & Shanks, 2017, p. 254].