Martha Leclerc Discusses the Challenges of Forming ACOs as a Provider

Martha Leclerc, Vice President, Office of Health Reform and Strategic Payment, Sanford Health, says that forming an accountable care organization (ACO) is a daunting task.

Martha Leclerc, Vice President, Office of Health Reform and Strategic Payment, Sanford Health, says that forming an accountable care organization (ACO) is a daunting task. The first step a hospital/health system should do is complete a readiness assessment. Ms Leclerc also stresses the importance of having a strong relationship with your respective health plan to create a successful ACO. "It's not just the provider," Ms Leclerc said, "it's really that relationship and that partnership with a plan that makes it successful."