69% of Physicians Agree, Doctors Accountable for Cost of Care

Doctor with MoneyMore than two-thirds (69%) of physician leaders surveyed agree that doctors should be held accountable for costs of care, in addition to quality of care, according to a new survey jointly conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership® and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis (Center). Conducted in spring 2015, the survey examines physicians’ attitudes toward healthcare reform, physician leadership competencies and the move from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery and payment models. The survey included 2,398 physician leaders from a range of organizations and practice settings. Fifty-five percent of respondents surveyed believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is “more good than bad.” Additional findings from the survey include:

  • 57% of respondents agree or strongly agree that accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be a permanent model for risk-sharing with payers in the years ahead
  • 63% of respondents disagree or strongly disagree that “the elimination of FFS (fee-for-service) incentives in favor of value-based payments will hurt the quality of care provided to patients”
  • 58% of respondents agree or strongly agree that transparency about physicians’ business dealings is a positive trend for the profession

To read the full results of the survey and to learn more information about Navigant’s Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis, visit navigantHRP.com and the American Association for Physician Leadership website physicianleaders.org/vopl.

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