The Hackensack Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) was established to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which is designed to reduce the growth in Medicare expenditures through the development of a patient centered care model that focuses on providing high quality services and medical care. 
This means that the quality of care for patients will improve by enforcing preventative care, monitoring problems better in the office and coordinating family and home healthcare to prevent costly hospitalizations. This new approach will ultimately help reduce the cost of healthcare.