Healthcare Leaders Leaping to Accountable Care-Free Intelligence Report

Press Releases, April 19, 2011

While 91% of healthcare organizations do not have an ACO today, 64% are planning one, and 39% will launch one by the end of 2012, according to The Leap to Accountable Care Organizations, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report.

"The federal government has put out a big piece of its vision for what an accountable care organization should look like," says Jim Molpus, Editor of Healthleaders Media and the study’s author. "What our survey has found is a combination of some skepticism about the direction that ACOs are heading from a financing and regulatory standpoint, contrasted against their vision that the elements of an accountable care framework fit nicely with a long-term clinical integration strategy."

Produced with support from Medseek, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insights regarding accountable care organizations from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 72% of leaders say the main driver to develop an ACO is the opportunity for improved clinical integration
  • 81% of leaders cited inadequate payment rates as the biggest barrier to future ACO success
  • 62% of leaders think ACOs will improve healthcare quality

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