Accountable Care Organizations: Testing Their Impact
Proposal Deadline: September 5, 2012 (3:00 p.m. EDT)
This funding will support case studies of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as they develop in the private market. The supported case studies will examine facilitators and barriers to the success of select ACOs, including an overview of each ACO’s market, environmental, and organizational contexts. The case studies will additionally examine the potential effects of the ACOs on a variety of outcomes, including: clinical quality, cost, patient experience, and disparities.
The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting case studies about ACOs that have developed among safety net providers, in order to understand their potential impact on vulnerable and diverse populations.