Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative (TAC)
An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a provider-based organization that takes responsibility for meeting the healthcare needs of a defined population with the goal of simultaneously improving health, improving patient experiences, and reducing per capita costs. An ACO must have a strong primary care foundation, and also may integrate other specialists, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. to promote a high degree of care coordination. The following arrangements of providers and services are eligible to participate as ACOs: ACO professionals in group practices, networks of individual practices of ACO professionals, partnerships or joint ventures between hospitals and ACO professionals, and hospitals employing ACO professionals.
The maps and directory below provide a comprehensive view of active ACOs in North Carolina.
- CMS ACOs in NC (Map)
- MSSP Only Map
- NextGen Only Map
- NC ACO Directory