Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018

A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Medicare is driving ACO growth: 4 report findings” highlights four key findings for the “Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018Health Affairs Blog. The findings include: 1) There were 1,477 ACO contracts at the end of the first quarter of 2018, spread among 1,011 ACOs, 2) Forty-eight percent of ACO contracts are commercial, compared to 46 percent for Medicare, 3) ACOs covered 32.7 million patients across the country — roughly 10 percent of the U.S. population, and 4) Medicare was the primary driver of ACO growth through the end of the first quarter of 2018.