The Accountable Care Organization

Please respond to the following: The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a model based on the idea that groups of providers come together and take responsibility for delivering care to the patient while encouraging the reduction of cost. Using Chapter 10 from Introduction to Health Care Management, starting on page 252, explain how they accomplish this. In your explanation include Bundled Payments, Capitation, and the Medical Home Model. What are some of the efforts put forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reimburse providers for value rather than volume? Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts. Do you agree with their suggestions? Why or why not? Explain your answer.