Are The Promises of ACOs Panning Out?

Vitalyst Health Foundation, in their new report titled The Progress and Promise of Accountable Care Organizations, offers a look at the standing and role of ACOs in Arizona. Lead author, Palmer Evans, MD interviewed ACO leaders throughout the state for the report. National studies indicate that the most successful ACOs to date are physician-owned or led. The report offers key observations from ACOs and other health care leaders on what is and is not working in ACO implementation, as well as offering strategies to improve ACOs, specifically payment/delivery reform. Download the complete report or summary here.