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MD practices avoid ACOs.

About three-fifths of physician practices are avoiding accountable care organizations - they haven't joined one and don't plan to do so, according to a survey in the journal Health Services Research. About 24% of practices have joined an ACO to date, while 16% say they're planning to do so, the study found. "Physician practices that are currently participating in ACOs appear to be relatively large, or to be members of an IPA or PHO, are less likely to be hospital owned, and are more likely to use more care management processes than nonparticipating practices," the authors reported. Practices in New England and those that had implemented patient-centered medical homes also were more likely to have joined an ACO.
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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Anderson, Jane
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Date:Apr 15, 2014
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