New collaborative care models under health reform, such as accountable care organizations (ACO), bundled payment models, and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are a part of the approach to transform the health care system to improve the quality, affordability, and experience of care.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
An ACO is an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are assigned to it.
Bundled Payment Models (BPCI, CJR , CMMI)
A bundled payment is a single fee paid related to a treatment or condition and is being used to encourage coordination across providers and to promote more efficient care.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)
A PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal providers and when appropriate, the patient's family.