[MMA News Now, Aug. 22, 2013]
Five Minnesota accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been named in Becker's Hospital Review 2013 "100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know." The list includes Medicare and commercial ACOs, the majority of which are led by hospitals or health systems.
The publication selected ACOs based on the number of physicians involved and lives covered, as well as the lifespan of the ACO, whether it has multi-payer arrangements, and whether it recently struck new agreements with payers.
The Minnesota ACOs include: Allina Health (Minneapolis); Essentia Health (Duluth); Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis); HealthPartners (Bloomington); and Park Nicollet Health Services (St. Louis Park).
For the entire list, go online