According to a survery of 115 Hospital C-Level executives reveal that about 18% are participating in accountable care organization activities. This figure is increased from 5% % in 2012. Half of respondents expect to be in an ACO by the end of 2014.
Whether that lofty figure can be reached remains to be seen. Provider alliance Premier Inc. conducted the new survey in August but only recently released results. The spring 2012 survey found that nearly 52 percent of respondents expected to be in the ACO arena by the end of 2013. Now, Premier estimates only 23.5 percent will reach that goal.
A further analysis of hosptial size revealed: