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NCQA announces six organizations seeking ACO accreditation
Modern Healthcare

The National Committee for Quality Assurance said four health systems and two multispecialty physician groups will try for accreditation as accountable care organizations this year. The half-dozen organizations include the Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont.; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Essentia Health, Duluth, Minn.; HealthPartners, Bloomington, Minn.; Crystal Run Healthcare, Middletown, N.Y. and the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston. Organizations will undergo accreditation surveys by the end of December, the NCQA said in an e-mailed news release.