The American Medical Association has adopted 13 guiding principles for ACO development.
The principles include:
The goal of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is to increase access to care, improve the quality of care and ensure the efficient delivery of care.
- ACOs must be physician-led and encourage an environment of collaboration among physicians.
- Physician and patient participation in an ACO should be voluntary.
- ACOs should be allowed to use different payment models.