What is an Accountable Care Organization?

by admin on May 26, 2010

ACOs which are made up of hospitals, primary care clinics, and specialists, are being organized to address the healthcare needs of a group of patients and to manage the risk-bearing payment mechanisms. In order to not end up at the bottom of the new healthcare financing food chain, behavioral healthcare authorities and community behavioral healthcare organizations need to understand how ACOs are being organized and how they can participate in their development, adding value in the treatment of persons with mental health and substance use disorders. Dale Jarvis of MCPP Consulting, provided expert guidance on ACOs, how community behavioral health organizations can get involved, and much more. The recording, along with the presentation slides and additional handouts are available on our website.

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