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NCQA Issues First ACO Accreditations
Health Leaders Media

Saying “we don’t want to have organizations mess up the concept,” the National Committee of Quality Assurance president last week announced that six physician-hospital networks are the first to receive accreditation that they qualify as true accountable care organizations. “If we really want to maximize the chance of success of the ACO concept, we have to make sure everyone who is a player is capable of being one,” said Margaret O’Kane.