The Shared Savings Program is the main Medicare ACO program. As of January 2022, there are almost 500 Medicare ACOs nationwide. They are expected to serve more than 11 million patients with Medicare in 2022.*
The goal of Medicare ACOs is to make sure that people with Medicare get the right care at the right time.
All ACOs must file a public report every year. The information it includes:
- Helps patients make informed choices
- Gives feedback to health care providers and stakeholders
- Helps improve the quality of care and lower its cost
- Makes sure that Optum California ACO is meeting program guidelines
Learn more about the Optum California ACO.
*CMS.gov. Medicare Shared Savings Program Continues to Grow and Deliver High-Quality, Person-Centered Care Through Accountable Care Organizations. Posted January 26, 2022. Last accessed February 8, 2022.