By Gregg A. Masters, MPH
Per Leavitt Partners:
A ‘Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations: August 2013 Update.’
The Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence releases new white paper entitled “Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations: August 2013 Update”Growth and Dispersion of ACOs August 2013.
Salt Lake City, August 15, 2013 — Drawing from an ongoing study by Leavitt Partners, The Center for Accountable Care Intelligence has released an ‘August 2013 Update’ to the previously acclaimed white paper: Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations.
The report details how the growth and proliferation of accountable care initiatives has unabatedly continued over the last twelve months. The broad adoption of accountable care paired with the emergence of preliminary results has provided some clarity to the overall accountable care movement.
Analysis of the current accountable care landscape highlights three significant findings:
The number of accountable care entities is increasing. Leavitt Partners is currently tracking 488 accountable care entities through the end of July 2013, more than double the number from June 2012.
Medicare ACOs are growing faster than non-Medicare ACOs. Medicare ACOs now comprise more than half of all accountable care contracts nationwide.
There are many different models of accountable care. No single model has emerged as most successful and as accountable care expands, we continue to see variety in organization and execution.
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