Fact Sheet
February 24, 2021

Accountable Care Organizations

Key Facts
• Medicare accountable care organizations
(ACOs) are provider-led medical groups that provide coordinated care to the beneficiaries they serve. Patients are assigned to an ACO based on their health care utilization histories.
• The goal of ACOs is to provide quality care to a population of patients, while reducing costs for Medicare.
• ACOs have contributed to the drive towards value-based care in Medicare and generated modest savings to date.

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