Next Generation ACO

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization

An accountable care organization (ACO) is an organization of healthcare providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost and overall care of an assigned population of patients. 

The Next Generation ACO Model was designed specifically for organizations that are already highly integrated with experience offering coordinated patient-centered care.  The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.  Those participating in the Next Generation ACO model are working to transition from fee-for-service payments to payment for coordination of care and improved outcomes.