Top Components of an ACO
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
December 4, 2013Vol. III Issue 49

Top Components of an ACO

Top Components of an ACO This Week's Challenge: Care transition management is one of the top components of an accountable care organization, say nearly 90 percent of healthcare companies who respondend to HIN's third annual survey on ACOs. We wanted to see which other components make up an ACO.

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What We Learned: HIN's ACO survey captured how 138 healthcare organizations are participating in ACOs, including who administers the ACO, which providers participate in the ACO, how ACO success is measured and much more. According to survey respondents, the following components are included in an ACO:

  • Care transition management: 89.7 percent

  • Evidence-based care: 89.7 percent

  • Case management: 86.2 percent

  • EHRs: 86.2 percent

  • Population health management: 69 percent

  • Patient portals: 62.1 percent

  • Other: 3.4 percent

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2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations

Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations, which is HIN's third annual compendium of metrics and benchmarks on ACOs. This resource documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, particularly in the area of care coordination, where the ACO model has had the greatest impact for this year's respondents to HIN's third annual ACO survey.

© 2013 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Fornarotto,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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