Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

Iowa ENT Center, PLLC, is a member of the Mercy Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is made up of healthcare providers (payers, hospitals and physician groups) who have grouped together voluntarily to provide coordinated care that would help improve the quality of care for patients.

The ACO’s reimbursements are aligned with patient care outcomes that result in a reduction in the total cost of care. Quality measures will be judged in the following categories:

  • Patient/Caregiver Experience
  • Care Coordination/Patient Safety
  • Preventive Health
  • At-Risk Population