Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Ebola Marketplaces Consumer Resources

Accountable Care Organizations: A New Paradigm for Health Care Delivery? « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Accountable Care Organizations: A New Paradigm for Health Care Delivery?

The health reform law of 2010 authorizes Medicare, beginning next year, to contract with accountable care organizations (ACOs) in a Medicare Shared Savings Program. ACOs provide financial incentives to improve the coordination and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while reducing costs. But providers have raised red flags, saying the arrangements are burdensome and too hard to achieve. This briefing addresses questions raised by the law and the subsequent regulation implementing ACOs, including: How will the new program affect the relationships among primary care providers, specialists and hospitals? Will coordination among providers mean concentration of market power and higher prices? What lessons can be learned from existing ACOs about achieving better care, better health, and lower costs?

icon_video_audio.gif Full Video

podcasticon.gif Podcast

Speakers for this session:

The panel is moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Stuart Guterman of The Commonwealth Fund.

Ed Howard
icon_video_audio.gif Welcome

Stuart Guterman
icon_video_audio.gif Welcome

Speakers include:

Rick Gilfillan, CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
icon_video_audio.gif Video
Susan DeVore, Premier Healthcare Alliance
icon_video_audio.gif Video
William Jessee, Medical Group Management Association
icon_video_audio.gif Video
Mark McClellan, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution
icon_video_audio.gif Video

icon_video_audio.gif Video