Making Accountable Care Organizations Work for People with Medicaid

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<p>There is growing interest in leveraging Medicare’s Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) model to serve Medicaid beneficiaries. Created under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare ACOs are groups of providers that join together to share in Medicare savings generated through better coordinated care.</p><p>In a <a href="/blog/2014/aligning-approaches-accountable-care-across-medicare-and-medicaid">new blog post,</a> Rob Houston and Tricia McGinnis of the Center for Health Care Strategies discuss different accountable care models, including the Pioneer model and Medicare Shared Savings Program, and how they might be adapted to meet the needs of Medicaid populations. The authors present four policy considerations, using input from the eight states participating in The Commonwealth Fund-supported Medicaid ACO Learning Collaborative.</p>
<p>Visit <a href="/blog/2014/aligning-approaches-accountable-care-across-medicare-and-medicaid">The Commonwealth Fund Blog</a> to read the post.</p>