The Challenges Ahead for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Full Panel Discussion

ACOs are designed to offer quality patient care at lower costs. However, there are growing questions and concerns as the start date approaches.

Although offering financial incentives to both physicians and healthcare organizations, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are designed to not only offer quality patient care, but keep costs down as well.

By making providers equally responsible for their respective patients while giving financial incentives to avoid unnecessary procedures, ACOs aim to raise the quality of patient care.

However, there are growing questions and concerns with the start date approaching. For instance, will the insurers, doctors, or hospitals be in charge? What are the legal concerns, and how will patient care change?