What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?
An association of health care organizations that provide coordinated care and chronic disease management, which improves the patient's quality of care. The accountable care organization's payment is tied to attaining health care quality goals and outcomes that result in cost savings.
What is OneCare Vermont?
OneCare is Vermont’s local, 501(c)(3) accountable care organization (ACO), partnering with health care providers to transform the state’s health care system. By managing network performance, giving health care providers actionable data and analytics, and providing payments in a structure that incentivizes quality of care and improved population health, OneCare supports participating organizations in their work to deliver excellent health care to Vermonters. Through this partnership, OneCare moves Vermont toward a trusted, equitable health care system where patients and providers work together to achieve optimal health and an exceptional care experience.
OneCare Vermont is one of hundreds of ACOs in the country announced January 10, 2013 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, established under the Affordable Care Act to facilitate coordination and cooperation among providers, to improve the quality of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries and reduce unnecessary costs. The providers in the network will be responsible for closely coordinating patient care, particularly for those with chronic conditions, with the aim of reducing the rate of growth in health care spending.
Contact OneCare Vermont
356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 301
Colchester, VT, 05446
inquiries [at] onecarevt.org