What are accountable care systems (ACSs)?


What are accountable care systems (ACSs)?


ACSs started life as Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs), models of care that were developed in the USA.

An ACO is a group of providers who agree to work together to provide all the care for a defined population for a given period of time under contract with a commissioner. The ACO is held accountable for achieving quality outcomes within an agreed budget.

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