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Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It

Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence.

1 comments on "Call Yourself an ACO? Prove It"
TumTum (11/16/2011 at 9:42 AM)

We don't need any more certification organizations in healthcare. They just add to costs. Providers don't benefit either. If provider groups want to hire NCQA or Dartmouth or Brookings to ensure that they are prepared to compete in the ACO market, so be it. Perhaps these organizations will also guarantee success as they "certify" - and then it will be a worthwhile investment. But without such success based formulae these certification companies just add to unnecessary overhead.