CMS Publishes Beneficiary Engagement Toolkit for ACOs

As part of a larger campaign to inform the public about accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new toolkit highlighting how ACOs and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) seamless care organizations (ESCOs) engage beneficiaries. This toolkit includes an overview of ACO programs within Medicare, as well as case studies by existing ACOs and ESCOs.

The beneficiary engagement toolkit can be found here. Additional information and new case studies can be found on CMS’ ACO website.

ACOs are groups of clinicians who voluntarily partner to provide high quality, coordinated care to Medicare beneficiaries. With the increase care coordination, there is often cost savings; savings that ACO providers share with the Medicare program. As CMS releases toolkits and case studies highlighting lessons learned from ACOs, the agency aims to improve the awareness and understanding of how ACOs can improve care delivery.



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