Evaluating Accountable Care Organizations

Evaluating the effectiveness of ACOs

Dr. Adam Powell helps payers understand the effectiveness of their Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) by assisting them in evaluating ACOs on multiple dimensions. Dr. Powell can evaluate the relative likelihood of plan members attributed to ACOs to renew their plan memberships. Furthermore, he can evaluate the relative cost and quality of their care.

There is substantial quality variation between different ACOs. Analytic techniques that have traditionally been applied to evaluating the relative performance of hospitals can be used to evaluate the relative performance of ACOs as well. Understanding the relative care quality, member satisfaction, and likelihood of renewal for plan members attributed to different ACOs can be used to improve a health plan’s quality, market share, and profitability.