Alpharetta, Ga., (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
New research from LocumTenens.com reveals that although Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are growing in prominence and number, physicians remain skeptical of value-based care and its impact to physician autonomy and patient care. The results suggest that ACOs wishing to recruit physicians should invest more time educating them about how their roles will be affected.
The survey, in which more than 1,200 physicians responded, sought to better understand how much physicians know about value-based care and how they feel about it.
Key findings include:
“Physicians are willing to accept some risk for participating in ACOs but first want to know if it will impact their relationships with patients and how their progress will be measured,” said R. Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com and executive vice president of Jackson Healthcare. “This survey shows that healthcare facilities seeking to recruit physicians into ACO arrangements need to invest time in educating physicians on how ACOs will impact their care, not just how they will help the organization’s bottom line.”
To read a full summary of the research, “Accountable to Whom? Physicians Weigh In on Value-Based Care,” please visit http://www.locumtenens.com/aco-survey.