Number of ACOs in the U.S. Increased Last Year
The total number of accountable care organizations in the U.S. increased in 2014, despite numerous providers leaving Medicare's Pioneer ACO program, according to a recent analysis by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm. Overall, the analysis found that there were 426 Medicare ACOs as of January 2015, up by 58 from January 2014. According to the analysis, nearly 70% of U.S. residents now live in a region served by an ACO, while 44% live in an area with at least two ACOs.
- "Number of ACOs On the Rise, But Growing at Slower Pace" (Budryk, FierceHealthcare, 4/22).