In 2011, New Jersey passed the Medicaid ACO Demonstration Project law. During this three-year demonstration project, communities are given the opportunity to test the viability of ACOs for their Medicaid population. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are networks of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that come together to achieve better care at a lower cost.
In 2015 the State certified three Medicaid ACOs in New Jersey – the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Healthy Greater Newark ACO, and the Trenton Health Team. There are also non-certified Medicaid ACO communities, like the Passaic County Comprehensive Coalition, that serve the most vulnerable patients in their communities.
Since 2011, the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has worked with communities across New Jersey to develop accountable care organizations to serve their residents. The QI Collaborative has served as a learning network to bring innovative education and share best practices among the ACO communities. We are proud to be the liaison between the ACOs, the State, and other dominant healthcare stakeholders to further the goals of the ACOs to achieve better care at lower cost.
For more information about the State Medicaid ACO Demonstration project, visit the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services site.
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