Healthcare

Accountable Care Organizations: Straying Further from A Free Market System

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are federal programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that incentivize health care providers to reduce costs and improve quality of care.  Theoretically, under the ACO model, physicians coordinate with hospitals to create a large organization that provides streamlined, coordinated care to patients.  The ACO model hopes to … Continue reading