Clinical Pathology Labs Take Note! Six ACO Early Adopters Seek Accreditation from NCQA

Clinical laboratory managers and pathologists can expect ACOs to impact competition for laboratory services

Six accountable care organizations (ACO) stepped up and applied for accreditation through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In many ways, this marks the beginning of the ACO era in American healthcare.

These six intrepid first-mover organizations will be familiar to most pathologists and clinical laboratory managers. In a recent press release, the NCQA announced their names. They are: