An Accountable Care Organization

The West Michigan Accountable Care Organization, LLC (WM ACO) is a partnership of Michigan providers working together to provide better care for patients, better health for populations and lower overall health care costs. 

What's an ACO?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds both in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.