JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Kiely Houston, MSPH
Rachel Tobey, MPA
As the first and only health center-led Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California, and one of a growing number of provider-led safety-net ACOs nationwide, Redwood Community Care Organization (RCCO) is an example of an early foray into accountable care in the safety net. RCCO’s early adoption of the ACO model and subsequent five years of experience can offer California and national health centers valuable insights as they increasingly incorporate care management and coordination for high-risk members into their practices and pursue a variety of value-based payment arrangements with payers.