"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for the creation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) as a more cost-effective way of paying for healthcare. In order to succeed, ACOs will have to establish actuarial cost and utilization targets and use medical management to achieve those targets. This process of benchmarking and managing toward targets requires a delicate balance of actuarial and clinical know-how." -Provided by Milliman, Inc. 

Click here to read the full article written by Kathryn Fitch, Catherine Murphy-Barron, and David Mirkin that offers a practical guide for running a successful Accountable Care Organization.

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