What is an accountable care organization ACOs

Option #1: Case Study – Health Share of Oregon: A Community-Oriented Approach to Accountable Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Assignment Required Reading:

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/case-study/2014/oct/1769_klein_hlt_share_oregon_aco_case_study.pdf

Review the case study by clicking on the link. Prepare a paper that answers the following questions.

  • What is an accountable care organization (ACO’s)?
  • What makes Oregon unique in its approach to Coordinated Care Organization?
  • Why are states experimenting with different models of integrated care?
  • Are ACO’s a viable model to reduce the rate of growth in per-capita Medicaid spending? Why or why not?

Your paper should include the following:

  • Four to six pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
  • Three to five peer reviewed references cited in the assignment. Remember, you must support your thinking/opinions and prior knowledge with references; all facts must be supported; in-text references used throughout the assignment must be included in an APA-formatted reference list. (References should be current, not more than five years old; additional references articles from the popular press such as the WSJ and Washington Post should also be considered.)
  • Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Course Information page.
  • Formatted according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
  • Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment.

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