Survey: 40% of Physicians Averse to ACOs

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Just 60 percent of physicians are willing to participate in an accountable care arrangement, leaving 40 percent still unwilling to participate, according to a recent survey conducted by, a physician staffing firm.

Of the physicians willing to participate in an accountable care model, pay-for-performance beat out bundled payments and shared savings agreements as their preferred accountable care payment model.

The following is a breakdown by specialty of physicians willing to participate in an accountable care arrangement:

•    Anesthesiology: 73 percent
•    Primary care: 61 percent
•    Psychiatry: 60 percent
•    Surgery: 55 percent
•    Radiology: 55 percent
•    Emergency medicine: 44 percent surveyed 1,416 physicians, including those who were locum tenens and permanently staffed, in a wide range of specialties for this survey.

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