Cost of Practice Transformation in Primary Care: Joining an Accountable Care Organization
Examines the cost of becoming part of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) using data from over 800 RHCs in nine states. Compares the cost per patient of RHCs that were part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program to a similar group of RHCs that were not part of the program.
Richard Hofler, Judith Ortiz, Brian Cote
Journal of Health Care Finance, 44(3), 1-16
Accountable Care Organizations · Medicare · Reimbursement and payment models · Rural Health Clinics · Alabama · California · Florida · Georgia · Kentucky · Mississippi · North Carolina · South Carolina · Tennessee