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ACOAutomobile Club de l'Ouest (Le Mans racing governing body)
ACOAmerican Cornhole Organization
ACOAtlantic Classical Orchestra (Fort Pierce, FL)
ACOAlarm Cut Off
ACOAlgorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (academic program)
ACOAuthenticated Ciphering Offset
ACOAction Cancer Ontario
ACOAdditional Call Offering
ACOAuthorized Contracting Officer
ACOArts Computing Office (University of Waterloo)
ACOAirspace Coordination Order
ACOAssociation Canadienne des Optométristes (Canadian Association of Optometrists)
ACOAssociation Canadienne des Orthodontistes (Canadian Association of Orthodontists)
ACOAlternate Contracting Officer (US DoD)
ACOAustin Civic Orchestra (Austin, TX)
ACOAcronym Control Officer
ACOAssociation of Canadian Orchestras
ACOAuthorized Certification Official (National Plant Protection Organization)
ACOAcademy of Clinical Oncology (continuing medical education provider)
ACOAir Combat Order
ACOAdvance Change Order
ACOAtomic Coordinating Office
ACOAdvanced Concepts Office
ACOAlvarez Chamber Orchestra (UK)
ACOAirfield Coordination Officer
ACOAutomated Console Operations
ACOArmy Cryptologic Operations
ACOAtomic-Cell Orbital
ACOAverage Communication Overhead
ACOAssociate Contracting Officer
ACOAngolan Community of Ontario (Canada)
ACOAssistant Contracts Officer
ACOArea Compliance Officer
ACOAssistant Commanding Officer
ACOAction Cut-Out (switch)
ACOAdministrative Consent Order
ACOAdministrative Contract(ing) Office(r)
ACOAMP Communications Outlet
ACOAnimal Control Officer
ACOAir Control Officer
ACOAir Control Order
ACOAir Officer Commanding
ACOAir Coordination Order
ACOAircraft Certification Office (FAA)
ACOAirspace Control Order
ACOAustralian Chamber Orchestra (Sydney, Australia)
ACOA Clockwork Orange (movie/book)
ACOAnimal Control Operations
ACOArchitectural Conservancy of Ontario (Canada)
ACOAssociation of Commissioned Officers
ACOAdministrative Compliance Order
ACOAir Cadet Organisation (UK)
ACOAnt Colony Optimization
ACOAction Catholique Ouvrière (French: Catholic Workers' Action)
ACOAustralian College of Optometry (est. 1939)
ACOAnglican Communion Office
ACOAmerican College of Orgonomy
ACOAutomatic Cut Off
ACOAccess Card Office (DOD)
ACOAccess Control Object
ACOAthlétic Club de l'Ondaine (French athletic club)
ACOAlpha Chi Omega
ACOATOMAL control officer (NATO)
ACOAccountable Care Organization (health care)
ACOArea Central Office (telecom)
ACOAssistant Chief Officer (UK Probation Services)
ACOAmerican Composers Orchestra
ACOAllied Command Operation
ACOAction Chrétienne en Orient (French: Christian Action in the East)
ACOActual Contacts for Outlook (Microsoft)
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Third, we informed final site selection based on a systematic assessment of ACO performance that top managers in the insurance plan partnering with physician groups conducted in 2013.
In other trends identified by the healthcare publisher's fourth comprehensive ACO assessment, ACO administration has shifted from physician-hospital organizations in recent years to integrated delivery systems (IDS).
But the core points made by the Commonwealth Fund do seem highly valid to me, particularly given the greater flexibility that private plan-contracted ACO development offers to physician groups and hospitals.
Despite the growth in savings, there was little growth in the number of ACOs that qualified for bonus payments based on the savings they were able to generate.
Current ACO models reflect these core principles: Patients are attributed to primary care providers within a given ACO, which assumes responsibility for achieving cost and quality improvement benchmarks for that patient population, and receives as an incentive payment a portion of cost savings realized if the benchmarks are met.
The IRS told the group seeking tax-exempt status, "You are not established pursuant to a statute, managed by government officials or funded by government grants," and "there is no government oversight of your activities similar to that of an ACO " in Medicare.
Private insurance carriers, on the other hand, can impose financial penalties on patients who choose to seek care outside their ACOs, perhaps making the patient responsible for the entire cost of out-of-network care, a powerful incentive to stay within the boundaries of the ACO.
Both the surveys and quality measures are present in both commercial and public ACO contracts and requirements, but they do not measure what they intend to measure.
CMS officials have announced the change in a set of Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO final regulations that's set to appear in the Federal Register Tuesday.
Performance for Pioneer ACO populations was shown to be better in terms of patient-reported timely care and clinician communication, the investigators found.
Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received the ACO delegation and discussed the necessary arrangements to ensure the success of the meetings.
Some of the first items needed to get the ACO running included universally agreed upon treatment plans and protocols for all of the clinics to follow.