Why Become a Member?

Reason 1: Advocacy

As a member of NAACOS, you join an association that was started by ACOs and is governed by ACOs. You have the opportunity to contribute and shape our policy agenda. With more than 230 member ACOs from 40 states including Puerto Rico and Washington DC, NAACOS is THE Voice of ACOs to CMS, the White House and on Capitol Hill. With our dedicated policy and government team, NAACOS ensures your voice will be heard.  

Reason 2: Operational Excellence

NAACOS Members benefit from the nation’s largest congregation of ACOs in one room…and we do it twice a year! In a shared learning environment, the content produced and delivered comes from leaders who run an ACO on a daily basis. Your ACO’s operational needs require actionable answers from those who have been successful and know exactly what keeps you up at night. As a result, NAACOS members have demonstrated success and outpaced the nationa  in quality and spending.


Reason 3: Continuous Resources Year Round

The conversation doesn’t end at the conferences. NAACOS goes beyond to bridge the meetings’ learnings to provide a vast number of resources for starting and maintaining successful ACOs. Member resources and benefits1 include: 

  • Preferred access and discounts for NAACOs conferences
  • Free access to NAACOS webinars (Live or On-Demand)
  • Biweekly newsletters
  • Policy papers and advocacy participation
  • Eligibility to reside on NAACOS Board and Committees
  • Executive Listserv for real time inquires
  • NAACOOL, or the National Association of ACO Online Library
  • B-CAPA, Benchmarking Data Comparison Program
  • ACO Compliance Manual
  • Complimentary Career center where members may post job opportunities

Read our NAACOS Membership Brochure for more details

Membership Types: 
1. Single ACO entities contracting with CMS
An ACO legal entity that holds one or more contracts with CMS for the MSSP, Next Gen or ESRD ACO programs 

Single ACOs have 1 vote for single ACO Board seats in each year's election. 

Dues Structure (annual) 

  • $3500 (5000-9999 assigned beneficiaries2)
  • $5000 (10,000-29,999 assigned beneficiaries2)
  • $7500 (30,000 + assigned beneficiaries2)

APPLICATION: NAACOS will email you an invoice for dues upon application approval.

2. Multi owned/affiliated ACOs 
A legal entity that owns3 2 or more ACO's that have contracted with CMS or plan to contract with CMS in the next 12 months 

Multi-owned/Affiliated ACOs receive 1 vote for multi-ACO Board seats. 

Dues Structure (annual) 
Please contact Brian Hammer for more information about becoming a multi-ACO member 

3. Non-CMS. Commercial Payer ACOs 
Entities that own or are financially integrated with one or more ACOs and that do not contract with CMS but that contract with one or more commercial insurance organizations and/or State Medicaid Agency to provide accountable care to a specified population of beneficiaries and that financially share in the risk and/or benefit from savings defined in the contract. 

Multi-owned/Affiliated ACOs receive 1 vote for commercial payer ACO Board seats. 

Dues Structure (annual)

  • $2000 per ACO legal entity

APPLICATION: NAACOS will email you an invoice for dues upon application approval.

4. Associate Members (non-voting)
ACO Legal Entity or other Provider Organization applying to CMS or considering becoming an ACO in the future. These members are non-voting. 

Dues Structure (annual)

  • $3000

APPLICATIONNAACOS will email you an invoice for dues upon application approval.

Vendors, educational affiliates, current Business Partners and others - See Partner Page

If you have questions, please contact the membership department at membership@naacos.com.

aSource: MSSP Performance Year 3 data, August 2015
1Membership dues are customarily, if not always, deductible by member groups as a business expense for federal tax purposes subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. NAACOS estimates that the nondeductible portion of membership dues attributable to lobbying activities for the year ending December 31, 2016 is 20%. 
2Most current number of aligned beneficiaries identified in the contract with CMS or updated by CMS at time of application to NAACOS 
3Ownership is defined as "wholly owned or financially integrated through contracts either sharing gains or losses or both


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