Many provider systems remain uncertain about ACOs' effects

09/23/2011 | Health Data Management

A Beacon Partners survey of more than 200 provider systems found that 92% have started the planning or development phase for the creation of an accountable care organization, but 48% say they don't know how the move will affect their groups. Most of the organizations surveyed were hospitals. Perceived barriers to the advance of ACOs included undefined policies and confusion over their structure, high upfront costs, and regulatory issues, the survey found.

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