ACOs: 18% of Orthopedic Surgeons Participate, Up 9%
Around 18 percent of orthopedic surgeons are currently participating in accountable care organizations and another 10 percent plan to join one this year, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2014.
This is a significant increase from the 2013 report, which shows 9 percent of orthopedic surgeons participating in ACOs and 13 percent planning to in the coming year. As a result, in 2014 28 percent of orthopedic surgeons are participating in ACOs or planning to participate, up 6 percent from 2013.
At the same time, orthopedic surgeons participating in concierge practices and cash-only practices remained flat over the past year at 2 percent and 3 percent respectively.
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