What are accountable care systems (ACSs)?

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What are accountable care systems (ACSs)?

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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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