28 Statistics on Providers and ACO Development

Here are 28 survey findings on members of the American Medical Group Association and their current status in accountable care business ventures.


Figures reflect responses from 62 AMGA members in July 2012. Seventy-seven percent of respondents were comprised of multispecialty medical groups or integrated delivery systems, whereas less than 10 percent of respondents were physician-hospital organizations, independent physician associations, academic medical centers or single-specialty practices.

Are you considering undertaking any one of the following accountable care business ventures?

• Partnering with a commercial insurer and/or hospital for a medical home or accountable care project — 44 percent
• Enhancing primary care services to become a medical home — 39 percent
• Partnering in other care coordination programs or with care coordination partners — 38 percent
• Merging with or acquiring other medical groups, IPAs or hospitals — 31 percent
• Partnering with a hospital on an initiative to reduce avoidable readmissions — 31 percent
• Medicare's Shared Savings ACO Program — 28 percent
• Advance payment ACO model — 8 percent
• My organization is not participating in or considering an accountable care business venture at this time — 5 percent
• Medicare's Pioneer ACO Program — 0 percent
• Don't know / None of these listed — 10 percent
• Other — 5 percent

Is your organization participating in one of the following accountable care business ventures?

• Enhancing primary care services to become a medical home — 52 percent
• Partnering with a commercial insurer and/or hospital for a medical home or accountable care project — 50 percent
• Partnering with a hospital on an initiative to reduce avoidable readmissions — 36 percent
• Merging with or acquiring other medical groups, IPAs or hospitals — 34 percent
• Partnering in other care coordination programs or with care coordination partners — 32 percent
• Medicare's Shared Savings ACO Program — 27 percent
• Medicare's Pioneer ACO Program — 10 percent
• Advance Payment ACO model — 2 percent
• Don't know / None of these listed — 10 percent
• Other — 5 percent

Fifty-nine percent of respondents indicated they would partner with another organization to participate in or consider an accountable care business venture. What type of organization are respondents' organizations partnering with?

• Health plan — 36 percent
• Hospital — 22 percent
• Medical group — 9 percent
• Other provider organization — 13 percent
• State or local government — 2 percent
• Management services organization — 0 percent
• Don't know — 18 percent

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