Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations

For the last several years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have grown rapidly as a model of paying for and delivering health care. Despite this momentum, the future of the model remains uncertain. In this paper we present projections of how the ACO model is likely to grow under four possible future scenarios.

Value-based care delivery models designed to improve the financial and quality outcomes of health care organizations have been the focus of the health care discussion for several years.