Friday, April 10, 2015
New York State Health Foundation Releases New Reports on the Potential of Accountable Care
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) aim to transform the way health care is delivered and have the potential to improve patient care and reduce costs. In New York, 27 provider organizations are now participating in Medicare's Pioneer ACO program or in the Medicaid shared savings program.
Two new United Hospital Fund reports, supported by NYSHealth, examine the development of New York's ACOs. The first report, "Accountable Care in New York State: Emerging Themes and Issues," outlines the early experiences of New York Medicare ACOs, with attention to the implications of sponsorship type and previous investment in necessary infrastructure.
The second report, "New York's Medicare ACOs: Participants and Performance," examines the growth of accountable care across the State and explores regional variation. It also summarizes financial results of New York's 16 earliest ACOs in their first performance year.
Access "Accountable Care in New York State: Emerging Themes and Issues" and "New York's Medicare ACOs: Participants and Performance."