Assessing the Impact of Hennepin Health, an Accountable Care Organization Serving a Vulnerable Population


In 2012, Hennepin County in Minnesota formed an accountable care organization (ACO) to improve care for its Medicaid beneficiaries, many of whom require a range of costly health and social services. Since then, the ACO, Hennepin Health, has been singled out as an emerging leader among safety net health systems. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of Hennepin Health in coordinating medical and nonmedical health interventions, improving outcomes, and controlling costs. The findings will help determine the model’s suitability for replication in other communities serving large numbers of Medicaid patients with high needs.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator:
Douglas R. Wholey, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 11, 2014
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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