Episode 36: Profiting From the Affordable Care Act & Joining an ACO Loading the player ... Frequent ODwire.org contributor Dr. Richard Frankel discusses how ODs can profit from the Affordable Care Act, and the nuts-and-bolts of joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which is a critical program for expanding your patient base & ensuring you won't be left behind. *** IMPORTANT: The deadline for clinicians joining an ACO & participating in 2015 is August 17, 2014. You need to hurry up & get the process started to avoid being left out. Listen to the radio show for instructions on how to get started & read the discussion thread below.