ACOs: Measuring What Matters

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<p>More than 55 percent of the U.S. population now lives in an area served by an accountable care organization (ACO). But the spread of ACOs will not ensure their success. </p><p>In a <a href="/blog/2014/measuring-what-matters-acos">new blog post,</a> Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., William L. Schpero, and Janet M. Corrigan of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice outline policies to standardize measurement in order to determine whether ACOs are meeting their goal of providing better care at lower cost. The authors also call for requiring, or at least encouraging, the collection and aggregation of claims data for patients under 65. Doing so, they say, will provide needed insight into the health and health care of people with private insurance and Medicaid. </p>
<p>Read the <a href="/blog/2014/measuring-what-matters-acos">complete post</a> on The Commonwealth Fund Blog. </p>