To build the evidence base on the impact of accountable care delivery strategies in order to support care transformation and inform public policy.
Recognizing the scarcity of objective science on the impact of accountable care strategies the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) provided initial funding to launch the Institute in 2017. While the Institute benefits from its unique access to NAACOS’ member, it is an independent non-profit organization, and its funding comes primarily through grants and contracts.
What We Do
The Institute’s work falls into four main categories: research, analytics, health policy analysis and performance improvement collaboratives.
- Our research includes program evaluation, provider surveys, statistical modeling and qualitative research focused on the impact of accountable care practices on health spending and clinical outcomes. We have partnerships with major research universities and health systems and our research is primarily funded by charitable foundation and government grants.
- We offer custom data analytics to physicians and health systems participating in Medicare accountable care organizations and other value-based payment models. We provide performance benchmarking, market and competitor analysis, and model the financial impact of federal health policy changes.
- Our team has wide expertise in federal payment policy and detailed knowledge of the rules governing Medicare alternative payment models. We model the impact of proposed changes in payment policy as well as alternative options
- In partnership with NAACOS the Institute facilitates learning collaboratives to help ACOs build new clinical initiatives such as home-based care programs. Our collaboratives focus on peer-to-peer learning supported by national expert invited faculty members.
Our Legal and Tax Status
The Institute qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.