The accountable care organization (ACO) has become the cornerstone of healthcare delivery system and payment reform as the industry moves toward an increased number of value-based reimbursement and care delivery models.

Across all payers, ACO participation growth continued, but slowed, since the start of 2018. By the start of the third quarter of 2019, there were 1,588 existing public and private ACO contracts, covering almost 44 million lives. By comparison, there were 1,611 ACO contracts around this time last year, covering 40.9 million lives, according to a 2019 HealthAffairs report.

As ACO maturity continues, the industry is continuing to evaluate their impact on outcomes, cost and quality of care.

How does your organization participate in ACOs and what has been the impact on your organization? Take HIN's sixth comprehensive survey on ACOs by February 19th and receive a FREE executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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* 1. Are you participating in an ACO?