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The Work Ahead: Activities and Costs to Develop an Accountable Care Organisation
This white paper explains the functions of an accountable care organisation (ACO). Key activities of ACOs include transitioning to electronic health records, developing disease management strategies, improving care coordination, creating electronic connectivity, changing reimbursement structures and financial incentives, developing new governance and decision-making and evolving a common culture.
The paper examines the steps and associated costs of establishing an organisation that is poised to be accountable for care.