Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
May 11, 2011Vol. I. No. 18

Top 5 Challenges of ACO Creation

Top 5 Challenges of ACO Creation This Week's Challenge: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) create integrated delivery systems that encourage teams of physicians, hospitals and other providers to collaboratively coordinate care for ACO members. We wanted to see the biggest challenges organizations face in creating an ACO. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.

What We Learned: The February 2011 Accountable Care Organizations e-survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network set out to assess the industry’s awareness of and readiness for ACOs.

Responses provided by 228 healthcare organizations, submitted before CMS released its proposed rule, indicate that a significant segment of the industry is reframing its care delivery structure as an ACO or will do so in the near future. According to respondents, the top five challenges of ACO creation are:

  • Cost: 22 percent

  • Staff/management buy-in: 20 percent

  • Other: 18 percent

  • Reimbursement: 12 percent

  • Evidence-based care: 8 percent

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Download the executive summary of 2011 Benchmarks in Accountable Care Organizations: Metrics from Early ACO Adopters.

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2011 Benchmarks in Accountable Care Organizations

Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Accountable Care Organizations: Metrics from Early ACO Adopters, a 60-page special report that delivers actionable data from 228 healthcare companies that responded to HIN's February 2011 ACO readiness assessment. The result? A comprehensive snapshot of ACO awareness, participation, administration, targeted populations, payment models and much more from healthcare companies already immersed in the ACO architecture.

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