Adopting Accountable Care
An Implementation Guide for Physician Practices
Developed by the collaborative efforts of the ACO Learning Network, this toolkit addresses four key issues for practices interested in engaging with ACOs: 1) Risk management; 2) Referral networks; 3) Actionable data systems; and 4) Patient engagement. The toolkit provides detailed steps to be taken to address these four critical issues.
A link to the report on the Brookings website.Unlike hospital-led ACOs which may offer primary care, specialty care, and acute care to their patients, many physician-led ACOs are limited to providing primary care, yet maintain responsibility for the total cost of each patient’s care.