Hospital Interest In ACOs Low Despite Hype, Survey Shows

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- Three-quarters of hospitals are not even considering trying an accountable care organization model, one of the main health care payment models being pushed by both the federal and Massachusetts governments as a way to cut costs, according to a survey released Friday.

The survey of 1,672 hospitals, conducted by the Commonwealth Fund last year, found that about 3 percent of hospitals are participating in an ACO and 10 percent are planning to within the next year. Another 75 percent, however, said they weren't considering an ACO at all, and 12 percent said they weren't sure.

The Commonwealth Fund, a private health...

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