Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are becoming more common in Medicaid and offer states the potential to improve the health of low-income populations while lowering health care costs. The details of these efforts vary, but common among them are changes to health care payment and delivery methods that make health care providers more accountable for the care they deliver. This Forum session featured the payment, quality measurement, and data features of Medicaid ACOs in leading-edge states, and it considered how ACOs facilitate collaboration between health care providers, public health, and social services to coordinate care and improve the health of the populations they serve.
Jim Lloyd, Rob Houston, and Tricia McGinnis, "Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Programs: State Profiles," Center for Health Care Strategies, October 2015.