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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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.