Detroit Sees Boom of Physician-Led Accountable Care Organizations

Detroit Market Overview Now Available from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that the Detroit area will continue the current dramatic rush to form physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs). An ACO is a network of doctors and hospitals that shares responsibility for providing care to patients. According to the recent Detroit Market Overview, the trend toward ACOs started in late 2010 has continued to accelerate in 2011.

The focus on cost and quality may be a boon to employers anxious to control costs and pharmaceutical companies whose drugs are appropriate for wellness and disease management programs, according to the report.

At the same time, consolidation and integration in both the hospital and health system and health plan sectors could mean the demise or sale of smaller providers and health plans.

“We expect the competitive pressure will either drive smaller, unaffiliated hospitals to shut their doors or merge with their rivals,” said HealthLeaders-InterStudy Analyst Lyda Phillips.

In addition to providing detailed analysis of ACOs, the Detroit Market Overview provides local-level insights about:

  • Capital investment by health systems within Detroit’s city limits
  • Expected rebounds in revenue and membership for health plans in the near term
  • Stabilized demand for prescription drugs in the area

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