Safety Net Accountable Care Organization Readiness Assessment Tool


Safety Net Accountable Care Organization Readiness Assessment Tool


The Safety Net Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Readiness Assessment Tool is designed for the leaders in your organization (and whomever else that you wish) to assess how ready your organization is to take on the responsibilities of becoming an ACO serving your population of safety net patients.

The primary focus of the tool is on your organization’s capabilities to provide more coordinated, cost-effective, and high-quality care to your patients, whether you decide to become a formal ACO.

This instrument is primarily intended to be completed by the top leadership team of your organization. The top leadership team is typically considered to be the chief executive officer, or equivalent position in the organization, and all of the people who directly report to this individual. However, you may choose to administer the instrument to additional individuals whose assessment you desire to have.

This instrument is also intended for organizations providing the full continuum of primary and specialty care to a range of safety net patients, as opposed to organizations providing care to specialized populations, such as pediatric ACOs, or providing only specialized services, such as behavioral health or renal dialysis.


University of California, Berkeley - School of Public Health

Funding Sources:

Blue Shield of California


Release Date: 2012
Original Summary: April 2013
Last Updated: 05/08/13

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