• Select an ACO from the website ACOs in Your State in this week’s Learning Resources. Link below

  • Identify evidence-based services/initiatives that the ACO is using.
  • Consider the following:
    • Is the ACO using services/initiatives that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognize and for which they offer reimbursements?
    • How does the ACO market these services/initiatives to increase health care consumerism?
    • In a matrix, analyze evidence-based services/initiatives that the ACO you selected is using for each of the following:
      • Quality of care
      • IT
      • Marketing
      • Financial outcomes
      • Population health programs
      • Vertical versus horizontal integration
      • Operational excellence

      Include whether the ACO is using approaches that CMS recognizes for reimbursements and how these initiatives/services increase health care consumerism.Synthesize the information you have gathered from your analysis so that each bullet point clearly represents the most significant considerations within each category. While this is a 1-page document that might appear to be simple, each point must be the result of deep and critical thinking.