Accountable Care Organization” (ACO) which is highlighted as one of the provisions by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), is one of the innovative health care delivery model that incorporates an interdisciplinary care delivery team is the anticipating the interdisciplinary team collaboration of various healthcare discipline coming together under one umbrella of holistic care which embodies or include nurses, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, medical specialists, psychologist, pharmacists, nutritionists, dietitians, social workers, and providers of alternative medicine within organized structures such as hospitals (Haas, 2011).
The objective or goal is to provide the maximum cost-effective care possible that internalize patient as part of the plan of care. This delivery care system however, is advantageous and valuable to patient outcomes because it uses evidence-based etiquettes or protocols and research, whereby patients can be cared for in different settings and home and it uses budgets and resources for least expense possible. This benefit will enhance helps with patient outcomes because its goal is to reduce admissions to the hospital and promote preventive and primary care. Therefore, this will result in high quality and affordable cost for the patient and the facility, also embark on integrating value assurance and systematic health care delivery with easy access to health care to enhance a new focus on prevention and wellness, offering opportunities to strengthen early intervention.
American Nurses Association, (2010). ANA’s health reform website retrieved from:http://www.rnaction.org/site/PageServer?pagename=n…