DEFINING THE PHRASE: Accountable Care Organization

What is an Accountable Care Organization? Use of the term Accountable Care Organization (ACO) was first noted in 2006 and, by 2009, it was widely understood in the healthcare community. An ACO is a group of healthcare professionals (physicians, hospitals, private practices, etc.) that voluntarily merge into a single entity in order to provide the … More DEFINING THE PHRASE: Accountable Care Organization