3 ACO Lessons from Integrated Systems

Integrated healthcare systems, with associated providers and health plans, have a leg up on implementing accountable care organizations to improve care and lower costs. Leaders from two Washington-based integrated systems shared some best practices and lessons learned for ACO success during a panel discussion Thursday at the AHIP Institute in Seattle.

associated providers and health plans,

Integrated healthcare systems, with have a leg up on implementing accountable care organizations to improve care and lower costs. Leaders from two Washington-based integrated systems shared some best practices and lessons learned for ACO success during a panel discussion Thursday at the AHIP Institute in Seattle.

They highlighted several key elements of ACO arrangements, including:

1. Aligned incentives

2. Partnerships

3. Shared decision-making

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Source: Fiece Health Payer