Survey: 45% of Employers Want ACOs

A recent national employer survey has found more than 45 percent of all and 52 percent of large employers want to develop accountable care organizations, according to a Midwest Business Group on Health news release.

The online survey was conducted by MBGH after midterm elections on the intentions and perspectives of employers concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. There were approximately 430 respondents, with 43 percent representing employers with more than 500 employees.

Other key survey findings include:

• Fifty-three percent of all employers and 67 percent of large employers say they do not plan to drop health benefits.

• Nearly 60 percent want to replace the fee-for-service with bundled payments.

• More than half of survey respondents want to continue developing the medical home concept.

• Nearly 60 percent of all employers stated that they will expand wellness programs in light of increased incentives allowed.

• Sixty percent of all employers and 50 percent of large employers believe the intention of health reform is to eliminate the employer-based system and move to a single-payer system.

Read the news release on the Midwest Business Group on Health's national employer survey on healthcare reform.

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- House to Vote on Repeal Before State of The Union Speech

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