NCQA Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Accreditation provides a roadmap for ACOs, or those seeking to become ACOs, to provide patient-centered, integrated quality care.
Accountable care organizations have the potential to get better quality at lower cost by aligning incentives to promote coordination and transform health care delivery. NCQA ACO Accreditation helps health care organizations demonstrate their ability to improve quality, reduce costs and coordinate patient care. Built from NCQA’s successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition program, our ACO standards and guidelines incorporate whole-person care coordination throughout the health care system.
A Roadmap For Success
There is no requirement to achieve the highest level of accreditation immediately. Instead, NCQA’s ACO Accreditation provides a roadmap for provider organizations to demonstrate their capability to function as ACOs over time.
Improve Continuity of Care
Use the NCQA standards to identify gaps in treatment and improve areas that need improvement.
Use the NCQA standards to create efficiencies for your staff and set expectations for care.
Become an Attractive Partner
More than 15,000 primary care sites in the United States have been recognized for delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.
Show Patients Your Commitment to Quality
Display the NCQA seal to show patients and your community that you have a commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care.
Reduce Waste. Lower Costs.
Improving accountability in your organization and continuity of care helps reduce waste in the health care system.