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2015 Targeted Insights: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

2015 Predictions

The number of Americans covered by ACOs is on pace to top 24 million in 2015, an impressive feat considering the model barely existed outside of the pages of the Affordable Care Act just three years ago. Today, DRG is tracking more than 950 active ACOs in 49 states, including sparsely populated South Dakota, which joined the ACO movement in January 2015 as part of the latest round of Medicare Shared Savings Program contracts. With about 80 additional ACOs in development, as much as 10 percent of the U.S. population could be receiving healthcare directly through an ACO by year’s end.