This safety net accountable care organization (ACO) readiness assessment was developed by the University of California Berkeley to assist safety net organizations determine their readiness to participate in ACOs.  The assessment is the result of a collaborative project on safety net ACOs at the University of California Berkeley’s School of Law’s Warren Institute and its School of Public Health, funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.

The issues assessed are:

  1. organizational mission and population served
  2. governance and leadership
  3. partnerships
  4. information technology and related infrastructure
  5. managing clinical care
  6. performance reporting
  7. finance and contracts
  8. legal and regulatory issues, barriers, and risk tolerance
  9. overall assessment

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