Most consumers currently in an ACO are unaware that they are, although they have a positive experience of the care received. If told they were part of an ACO, 80 percent said they would continue with their ACO doctors and the ACO. If patients knew more about ACOs they could engage more effectively as partners in their care and in the governance of the ACO.
About the Study
This issue brief, one of six in a series called “The Impact of Accountable Care,” was prepared by the National Partnership for Women & Families and Leavitt Partners with RWJF support.