CMWF/NASHP -- On the Road to Better Value: State Roles in Promoting Accountable Care Organizations

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This report examines the development of the ACO model, focusing on Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. The report highlights five key areas in which states have played a role in supporting the development of the ACO model (data, designing and promoting new payment methods, accountability measures, identifying and promoting systems of care, and supporting a continuum of care, including the patient-centered medical home).