Almost 70 percent of Americans now have access to an accountable care organization for their health needs
Although growth slowed the number of ACOs still rose by about 16 percent; number of patients served rose 6 percent, said consultant Oliver Wyman.
Almost 70 percent of the U.S. population now lives in localities served by accountable care organizations, and 44 percent live in areas served by two or more, found new research by the Oliver Wyman consulting firm.
The total number of ACOs participating in Medicare programs has increased to 426, up from 368 in January 2014, the study found.
About 5.6 million Medicare beneficiaries, or about 11 percent of total Medicare beneficiaries, now receive their healthcare from ACOs participating in Medicare’s ACO programs. https://www.facebook.com/TheMCIC
Source: Oliver Wyman Study http://www.oliverwyman.com/
What Physicians Earned in 2014 – New Results
“On average, specialists earned $284,000 a year while primary care physicians earned about $195,000, according to a new survey, which polled 19,500 physicians across 25 specialties.”
Orthopedists earn an average of $450,000 a year. Cardiologists were earning a average total of $395,000 a year, the survey found.
On the lower end, pediatrics showed the lowest total compensation at $196,000, though exactly half said they felt fairly compensated. Also, 50 percent of pediatricians polled were women.
The average compensation for a self-employed male physician was $324,000, compared to $259,000 for female physicians. https://www.facebook.com/TheMCIC
Source: Health Care Finance http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/
Directories of Healthcare Payers and Provider Organizations From the Managed Care Information Center
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“A small percentage of patients are responsible for the majority of healthcare spending in the United States,” study finds.
The top three percent of patients categorized as persistent high users accounted for 21 percent of total annual healthcare expenditure for a typical large business in Pennsylvania, found the study published this week in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Persistent high users incurred annual expenses of more than $38,000 compared to just $2201 for patients who never crossed the “high use” threshold, the study researchers said. While some patients experiencing acute issues or hospitalizations temporarily incurred high expenses, patients experiencing a higher burden of sustained chronic conditions were significantly more likely to be frequent users of healthcare services. https://www.facebook.com/TheMCIC
Source: Healthcare IT Analytics www.http://healthitanalytics.com/