A six-foundation collaborative committed to improving care for people with complex needs has released a report, "How Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Are Caring for People with Complex Needs." 

Researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice based the report on their findings from the fourth wave of the National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations.

The report examines how ACOs approach care for people with complex needs and compares ACOs' approaches to three related strategies important for the care of complex populations: patient identification, patient engagement, and care transitions.

The study is sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation. The collaborative previously developed the Better Care Playbook, an online resource for health systems, providers, and others.

To read the report, click here.
To visit an online version of the full report, click here.
To go to the Better Care Playbook, click here.