Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Pediatric Accountable Care Organizations: Lessons We Can Learn :

February 10, 2017

With a change in administration in Washington occurring this month, it remains less than clear what aspects of the Affordable Care Act will survive in the next Congress.

With a change in administration in Washington occurring last month, it remains less than clear what aspects of the Affordable Care Act will survive in the next Congress. One aspect that may continue to make sense however are accountable care organizations that focus on improving the health of populations through preventive strategies that improve the quality of that population’s health while minimizing cost as much as possible.  Yet while these ACOs are being tested largely in adult Medicare populations, what about in children?  To address what we have learned from five different pediatric ACO models, former AAP president and health services expert Dr. James (Jim) Perrin and colleagues (10.1542/peds.2016-1840) share with us the lessons learned from the early adopters of pediatric ACOs, and what would need to be done to sustain such models going forward.  This is an excellent overview of where we are with ACOs in pediatrics as we look forward to finding further ways to reduce health care costs without compromising the health of children who might be enrolled in such programs.  Take account of the information shared in this special article and then use it to help shape the health care system for children in your community as health reform continues to evolve in the year ahead.

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal