Physician Awareness of ACOs on the Rise, Survey Says

More physicians have become familiar with accountable care organizations in the last year, according to athenahealth's 2013 Physician Sentiment Index.

This year, 65 percent of surveyed physicians either currently participate in an ACO or say they are somewhat or very familiar with them. Just 57 percent reported similar familiarity with ACOs last year.

In addition to increased awareness of ACOs, physicians' opinions of the organizations have also improved from 2012, according to PSI data. Compared to physicians in 2012, fewer physicians this year believe shifting to an ACO model would very negatively affect their practice.

The PSI data is based on survey responses from about 1,200 physicians.

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