Only 11% of physicians say ACOs will improve care & truncate costs — 5 points

Practice Management

The 2016 Survey of America's Physicians survey found physicians are not confident accountable care organizations will improve quality and lower costs, according to McKnight's.

Here are five points:


1. Less than 11 percent of physicians said ACOs will improve care and lower costs.


2. In the 2014 Survey of America's Physicians, 12.7 percent of physicians reported believing ACOs will fulfill their goal of reducing costs and improving care.


3. Of those physicians participating in an ACO, 38 percent said they felt their organization would improve care and reduce costs.


4. Of ACO-involved physicians, less than 16 percent reported being unsure as to an ACO's structure and the program's purpose.


5. The report's authors wrote, "The survey strongly indicates that considerably more physician support and participation will be required to achieve the goals of healthcare reform and to transform the healthcare system from one based on volume to one based on value."


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