Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Quality Reporting
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to people with Medicare.
In accordance with the Shared Savings Program regulations, information about ACOs must be publicly available. CMS is publicly reporting the same measure sets for ACOs as for the group practices that report under the Physician Quality Reporting System (42 CFR 425.308). Specifically, CMS is now publishing 2013 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) measures and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for ACO measures. Publishing these measures supports the goal of transparency and allows stakeholders to better understand key elements of quality of care performance.
The tabbed search function allows finding ACOs by exact name or browsing the ACO index. The individual ACO profile page lists ACO name, web address (when available), and quality measure data. All ACO data can be found in the downloadable database Opens in a new window..