Accountable Care Organizations have become the buzz concept in health care today. Although not a new concept, the Affordable Care Act's Shared Savings Program that encourages their development is seen by many as an important component to reshaping health care. Forming a successful Accountable Care Organization is a challenge for any organization, particularly those who are not well integrated across all providers. The development of an Accountable Care Organization will involve a myriad of issues, including an understanding of the complex legal and management structure, incentive format, payment methodology, health information technology considerations, and quality measurement benchmarks. As you explore whether forming or joining an Accountable Care Organization is right for your organization, Hall Render's broad experience with these issues can support you in that decision.