Accountable Care Organizations

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law.  One specific value-based purchasing measure within the ACA is Section 3022 which requires the Secretary to establish the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), intended to encourage the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare.  The health policy memos listed below detail the latest developments in the design and implementation of ACO models of payment.