Special Projects Fund

Project Title

Planning Grant: Supporting the Development of Accountable Care Organizations in the Hudson Valley

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Special Projects Fund

Date Awarded

October 26, 2010


Hudson Valley


In Progress




A promising, but new and largely untested, model called accountable care organizations (ACOs) has emerged as a way to slow rising health care costs and improve quality.

An ACO formally brings together a set of non-affiliated providers, and holds them accountable for the cost and quality of care delivered to a defined population of patients. The Taconic Health Information Network and Community, Inc. (THINC) brought payers and providers to the table in a joint pursuit of models that would benefit both communities in the Hudson Valley region. The New York Health Foundation funded THINC to facilitate a planning process among payers, providers, and other key stakeholders.