Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence Publishes Article in American Journal of Managed Care

Share Article

ACO Interviews Offer Insight into Willingness to Bear Financial Risk

American Journal of Managed Care
The article is based on interviews with 57 ACOs and offers insight into the willingness of ACOs to bear finical risk for the health care they provide.

Three members of Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence team, Andrew Croshaw, David Muhlestein, and Tom Merrill, have co-authored a recently published an article in the American Journal of Managed Care. The article, Risk Bearing and Use of Fee-for-Service Billing Among Accountable Care Organizations, is based on interviews with 57 ACOs and offers insight into the willingness of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to bear finical risk for the health care they provide.

The authors report that 71 percent of the studied ACOs bear financial risk for at least a portion of their ACO population while 45 percent have their entire ACO population covered under a risk-bearing arrangement. Additionally, they found that 92 percent of ACOs continue to use fee-for-service payments as a basis for a portion of their ACO contracts.

About Leavitt Partners

Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm delivers collaborative, high-value intelligence that helps clients transition to new models of care. Through its member-based collaboration called Health Intelligence Partners™ and direct services to clients, the consulting firm provides the best available window to the future of American health care. For more information visit LeavittPartners.com or call (801) 538-5082.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Jordana Choucair
Follow us on
Visit website