Expanding Health Care Coverage


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Funding Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage


March 31, 2011

These fact sheets on accountable care organizations (ACOs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide basic information and answer questions related to the proposed new rules recently released by the Department of Health and Human Services.

ACOs create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings – including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Kaiser Health News has put together a list of fact sheets and other resources, including an overview and summary of the regulations, information for providers and consumers, legal issues, and more.

Review the fact sheets and draft rules.