Understanding Private Accountable Care Organizations

With the cost of health care steadily rising, we are challenged with finding innovative ways to improve the safety and quality of patient care while making health care more affordable for more people.

The establishment of Affordable Care Organizations (ACO) by private health insurance plans is one potential solution. ACOs work to coordinate care for an individual patient across care settings. This helps to promote health awareness, shared decision making, places an emphasis on preventative healthcare to reduce costs and helps bring innovation to the delivery of healthcare.

AHIP’s Understanding Private Accountable Care Organizations online course covers the different payment models in use today, highlights the key differences between public and private ACOs, and discusses the opportunities ACOs provide to Health Plans.

At a Glance

  • 4-hour course length, plus 1 exam
  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward the HCP® professional designation
  • Flexible, self-paced online format
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • The current payment models in practice today
  • The development of ACOs by Health Plans
  • The impact of ACOs on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare
  • Much more

Who Should Take This Course

  • Health insurance plan employees
  • Product development specialists
  • Clinical personnel
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • IT managers
  • Operations professionals
  • Others in related fields who seek more knowledge of private accountable care organizations


  • $110 AHIP Members
  • $150 Non-members

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Earn a Career-Driving Professional Designation

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