Survey Shows Motivators, Challenges and Tools for ACO Participation

Date: 06.20.2013 | Anna Abraham

eClinicalWorks published a survey this week examining “motivators and challenges” for healthcare organizations interested in participating in ACOs and PCMHs and other risk-based shared savings programs. It shows 47 percent of organizations are not yet participating in ACO’s or PCMHs. When asked if they plan to join one, 34 percent say they anticipate their organization to join one in the next three years.

Their primary motivators to join are:

+ Improve patient outcomes (66%).
+ Better utilize resources across the health care system (94%).
+ Maintain market share (93%).

The survey also highlighted the most valuable tools for physicians and healthcare professionals:

+ Standard reporting formats for quality measures that are designed for submittal as an ACO or PCMH (95%).
+ Case management to coordinate care across multiple segments is equally important (94%).
+ Ability to report on different quality measures for different payers (93%).
+ Cost and utilization analytics (92%).


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