Physician-Led Accountable Care Organizations May Offer Advantages for Clinical Laboratories

Last year, hospital-run ACOs outnumbered physician-led ACOs, but this year, the opposite is true, creating opportunities for pathologists and clinical laboratories

Until recently, the popular wisdom was that hospitals and health systems would tend to play dominant roles in most accountable care organizations (ACOs). However, new data shows that physicians are holding their own in the formation and management of ACOs.

This is an auspicious development for local clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Physician-run ACOs are much more likely to consider using an independent medical laboratory provider. (more…)