Accountable care organizations have received considerable attention as a component of health care reform and have been specifically addressed in recent national legislation and demonstration projects by CMS. The role or roles of radiologists in such organizations are currently unclear, as are changes to the ways in which imaging services will be delivered. The authors review concepts fundamental to accountable care organizations and describe roles for radiologists that may facilitate their success in such health care delivery systems.
Copyright © 2011 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.