Accountable care organizations (ACO) emerge each year aiming to improve care quality while controlling rising health care costs. This cross-sectional study examined whether ACO arrangements within a Preferred Provider Organization and a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) effected patient experience. A modified Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ACO survey was used to assess care domain differences overall and by product. The association between ACO and non-ACO populations and items in each significant care domain, flu vaccination, and delayed and emergency department care are explored using multivariable logistic regression. Accountable care organizations patients were more likely to report it was easy to get a specialist appointment (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.54; 95% CI = 1.11-2.13), less likely to report visiting the emergency department for care (AOR, 0.70; 95% CI = 0.55-0.90) and communicating with their provider using technology (AOR, 0.79; 95% CI = 0.65-0.96). Reported experience differed for Access to Specialists between ACO and non-ACO groups among overall and HMO respondents (79.4% vs 74.7% and 79.9% vs 75.5%, P < .05, respectively). The ACO patient experience was not substantially better. Strategies incorporating satisfaction and experience, whether linked to contracts or not, should be encouraged given ACOs goal to optimize patient care. Survey instruments must be improved to capture nuances of provider care and patient bond that is vital in ACO integrated systems.