Questions for Pennsylvania Physicians to Consider When Asked to Join an Accountable Care Organization

Many Pennsylvania physician practices are being asked to consider joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or multiple ACOs operating in a physician’s delivery market. According to Avalere Health, as of January 2015 there were 24 Medicare Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACOs operating in Pennsylvania. Additionally, as of May 2015 there were 12 commercial ACOs operating in Pennsylvania. The movement toward ACO creation is here and expanding in Pennsylvania.

Before committing to a request to join an ACO, what do you need to know to make an informed decision? Learn more in the below video by Dennis Olmstead, chief strategy officer and medical economist at PAMED.


PAMED also has a Quick Consult available that lists the personal; structure, governance, and finance; health information technology, quality  performance measurement; and payment questions you should ask before joining an ACO.