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Making the Most of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): What Advocates Need to Know

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Publication Date: September 2011

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Families USA

Topic: Health (Health care planning)
Health (Health services for low income people)
Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Accountable Care Organizations; Medicare; Medicaid

Coverage: United States


This brief provides an overview of ACOs; the promise they hold; and how they could change Medicare, Medicaid, and the health care landscape. It also identifies key challenges in their development and suggests how advocates can get involved in ways that benefit patients.


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