AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment™

Track and monitor the evolution of new systems of care including Accountable Care Organizations (Medicare and commercial), Patient-Centered Medical Homes and entities engaged in various payment (bundling, capitation, and shared risk) and insurance models providing care to a population.

ACO Participation bar chart from 2016 Hospital Statistics

Use the database to gain insights on a hospital's:

  • Ability to provide integrated primary, acute and post-acute services.
  • Readiness to manage financial risk, receive bundled payment, and calculate and distribute shared savings.
  • Performance data monitoring and sharing.
  • Accountable Care Organization participation and structure.
  • Transmission of clinical information.

AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment helps you establish a baseline as care delivery continues the volume-to-value transformation. Use the Database to identify specific organizations leading, or planning to engage in, a new care model. The questionnaire and Database will evolve with the market.

Survey background: The Health Research & Educational Trust and the Commonwealth Fund conducted a Care Coordination Survey in 2011 to assess the readiness of hospitals to develop ACOs. The findings of the 2011 Survey and other AHA surveys lead to the development of the AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment in 2013.Hospital-specific responses are now available for the 2013, 2014, and 2015* surveys. All U.S. community hospitals are invited to participate in the Survey. In addition, responses are gathered from non-hospital organizations, such as payers. *Data collection for the 2015 survey remains open.

Survey responders represent hospitals of all characteristics: urban/rural; teaching; not-for-profit; investor-owned; and of varying bed sizes. Use the AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment™, with updates, to monitor how hospitals are moving along the second curve of healthcare. 


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