Hospital-Run ACOs Do Not Work, Says Physician

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  • August 15 2014, 7:35am EDT

The Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization has reported $22 million in savings in its first year, and member doctors received total returns of $11 million—success that the ACO attributes to the fact that it is physician-owned and physician-run.

"Physicians need to run ACOs," said Lenny Sukienik, M.D., the Palm Beach ACO's medical director. "If you have a hospital running an ACO, it won't work."

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