The majority of physicians now participate in an accountable care organization (ACO), the American Medical Association (AMA) recently reported.
Overall, 53.8 percent of physicians polled in September 2018 for the AMA’s Physician Practice Benchmark Survey reported participating in at least one ACO type that year. The percentage is up from 44.0 percent in 2016, the recently released research paper revealed.
More specifically, in 2018, 38.2 percent of physicians belonged to a Medicare ACO, 26.3 percent to a Medicaid ACO, and 39.0 percent to a commercial ACO, the data showed. Participation in each of the ACO types also increased significantly compared to 2016 by five to seven percentage points.