Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
October 10, 2012Vol. II Issue 41

How Long Does it Take
to Create the ACO?

How Long Does it Take to Create the ACO? This Week's Challenge: The typical ACO is smaller in 2012; the number of active ACOs with 100 to 500 physicians dropped almost 50 percent in the last 12 months. Twenty-seven percent of healthcare companies report ACOs of that size. We wanted to see how long it took healthcare companies to build an ACO.

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What We Learned: HIN's second annual Accountable Care Organization e-survey conducted in May 2012 captured the efforts and contributions of ACOs from 200 healthcare organizations, and also drilled down on specific trends in accountable care. According to survey respondents, the following time periods were required to create their ACOs:

  • Less than a year: 40.5 percent

  • One year to 18 months: 32.4 percent

  • 18 months to two years: 16.2 percent

  • More than two years: 5.4 percent

  • Other: 5.4 percent

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2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations

Excerpted from 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations, which documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, population health management, reimbursement for care and the patient experience.

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