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Number of ACOs in the United States — A Quarterly Breakdown

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Hospitals, payors or physician groups — which entity has led the way with accountable care organizations since the first quarter of 2010?

An infographic from Health Affairs indicates that hospital-sponsored ACOs steadily grew in number in the past two years, but physician group-sponsored ACOs have recently gained momentum and are on track to outnumber hospital-sponsored ACOs.

Q1 2010
Hospital-sponsored: 8
Physician group-sponsored: 2
Payor-sponsored: 0

Q2 2010
Hospital-sponsored: 15
Physician group-sponsored: 5
Payor-sponsored: 2

Q3 2010
Hospital-sponsored: 19
Physician group-sponsored: 9
Payor-sponsored: 3

Q4 2010
Hospital-sponsored: 27
Physician group-sponsored: 14
Payor-sponsored: 5

Q1 2011
Hospital-sponsored: 48
Physician group-sponsored: 16
Payor-sponsored: 7

Q2 2011
Hospital-sponsored: 59
Physician group-sponsored: 22
Payor-sponsored: 10

Q3 2011
Hospital-sponsored: 65
Physician group-sponsored: 30
Payor-sponsored: 12

Q4 2011
Hospital-sponsored: 86
Physician group-sponsored: 44
Payor-sponsored: 15

Q1 2012
Hospital-sponsored: 91
Physician group-sponsored: 45
Payor-sponsored: 19

Q2 2012
Hospital-sponsored: 113
Physician group-sponsored: 71
Payor-sponsored: 22

Q3 2012
Hospital-sponsored: 160
Physician group-sponsored: 138
Payor-sponsored: 27

Q4 2012
Hospital-sponsored: 167
Physician group-sponsored: 142
Payor-sponsored: 31

January 2013 (cumulative to date)
Hospital-sponsored: 189
Physician group-sponsored: 202
Payor-sponsored: 32

More Articles on ACOs:

Study: 428 ACOs Span 49 States
Employee ACOs: Building a Base for Accountable Care
ACOs Have 3 Fatal Flaws, Experts Say


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