Dr Clif Gaus: Private Payer Engagement in ACOs Is Up

Private payers are getting more engaged in accountable care organizations (ACOs), said Clif Gaus, ScD, president and CEO of the National Association of ACOs.

What has been the progress of the ACO movement among private payers?
The trend is clearly up in terms of private payer engagement. And our latest survey, which will be coming out in another 3 to 4 weeks, will demonstrate how rapid that growth is. We estimate there are probably more, now, private payer ACO contracts than there are actually Medicare.

The trend is definitely upward, and we’re excited about the engagement of the private payers into Medicare ACOs.
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