New Market Research: ACO Participants
More than Doubled from Last Year

Participation in accountable care initiatives has more than doubled in the last 12 months, according to 200 healthcare companies who completed the second annual Healthcare Intelligence Network survey on accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Almost a third of this year’s respondents — 31 percent — participate in an ACO, up from 14 percent of respondents in 2011. Two-thirds of respondents say ACOs will survive even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down healthcare reform legislation.

Following patient satisfaction, the clinical outcomes of ACO members is the metric most frequently used to evaluate ACO success.

More results from the survey are available in Accountable Care Organizations in 2012: ACO Participation Doubles in 12 Months, a complimentary downloadable HIN white paper.

2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations delivers actionable data from 200 healthcare companies that responded to HIN's second annual ACO readiness assessment conducted in May 2012.

This 60-page report, now in its second year, provides continuous qualitative data on industry trends to empower healthcare companies to assess strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve by comparing organizational performance to reported metrics.

In addition, this second annual collection of data reports today's ACOs are leaner and more efficient. This resource documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, population health management, reimbursement for care and, most importantly to this year's survey respondents, the patient experience.

This report provides sector-specific qualitative data in the following areas:

  • Current and planned ACOs;
  • Participation in the CMS Shared Savings program (ACO for Medicare beneficiaries);
  • Numbers of physicians participating in ACOs;
  • Types of providers participating in ACOs;
  • Principal ACO administrators;
  • Populations covered by current ACOs;
  • Numbers of lives covered by current ACOs;
  • Time required for ACO creation;
  • Use of EHRs in ACOs;
  • Reimbursement models in use in ACOs;
  • Metrics to evaluate ACO success;
  • Preferred quality, efficiency and satisfaction measure sets in use in ACOs;
  • ROI from ACOs;
  • Greatest challenges associated with an ACO launch;
and much more.

New in the 2012 Edition: This all-new follow-up to the best-selling 2011 edition contains comparative 2011-over-2012 data on key activities and ACO metrics on:

  • The use of hospitalists, health educators/coaches, case managers and social workers in ER UM programs;
  • Other healthcare professionals working in ACOs — prevalence of case manager, pharmacists, home health, etc.;
  • The most effective tools, protocols and work flows in use in ACOs — in the respondents' own words.
  • Impact of ACO model on population health, healthcare spend and other indicators;
  • Early successes from ACOs; and
  • The complete May 2012 Accountable Care Organizations survey tool.

For more about the report, including a complete table of contents and ordering information, please visit:

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