RWJ Partnership joins roster of Medicare ACOs

NJ Spotlight | January 22, 2014 | Affordable Care Act

New Brunswick-based Robert Wood Johnson Partners has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare.

Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs in order to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow increases in healthcare costs. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 360 (ACOs) have been established, serving over 5.3 million Americans with Medicare. ACOs share with Medicare any savings generated from lowering the growth in healthcare costs when they meet standards for high quality care.