Challenges abound for ACOs

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) won’t just materialize from thin air. They must be based on collaboration among physicians and hospitals, and supported by a robust infrastructure. This is a challenge that has not yet been resolved, according to Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, President of Health Futures and associate professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

In the video below, taken in May at the America’s Health Insurance Plans ACO Summit, Goldsmith expands on the issue of true collaboration and on the effect competition has on an ACO’s success.