Physicians’ willingness to change how care is delivered is a key component of the ability of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to transform patient care. Yet physicians participating in Medicare ACOs are only moderately convinced that ACOs are an effective model for delivering cost-effective care. This report — published in the April 2017 issue of Health Affairs — looks at finding from a national survey of physicians participating in Medicare ACOs. Participates shared enthusiasm for the ACO approach overall and for the tools the ACOs provided them designed to improve their practices, such as clinical guidelines and data analytics.
ACO News is a feature of the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Resource Center, an online collection of tools designed to help Medicaid agencies develop and launch accountable care organizations.