The article describes New Jersey's Medicaid ACOs and the grassroots, multi-sectoral support that helped build these regional healthcare coalitions to meet the state's ACO certification criteria. It also discusses what is needed to sustain the coalitions.
This data brief highlights key findings from a project that examined specific patterns of social indicators of health for 13 New Jersey low-income communities. It is intended to supplement an earlier report by Chakravarty et al. (2013) which examined patterns of hospital utilization among residents of the same 13 communities in an effort to identify opportunities to improve care and reduce costs for health care services. The 13 study areas are selected from communities with at least 5,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.