Hospital Operators ACO Quotes: Lay the Groundwork, or Wait and See?

Published by Becker’s Hospital Review

Since the Affordable Care Act of 2010 sanctioned the development of accountable care organizations (“ACOs”), healthcare groups have been divided on whether or not to participate.

While some industry leaders view the initiative as an opportunity to lower the cost of healthcare, others view ACOs as nothing more than a modernized version of capitation. The following public statements made by public company hospital executives highlight the sentiment of healthcare systems that are laying the groundwork for ACOs and those that are waiting until reliable evidence of actual cost savings is available.

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