Examine the extent to which physician organization participation in an accountable care organization () and electronic health record () functionality are associated with greater adoption of care transition management () processes.
A total of 1,398 physician organizations from the third National Study of Physician Organization survey (3), a nationally representative sample of medical practices in the United States (January 2012—May 2013).
We used data from the third National Study of Physician Organization survey (3) to assess medical practice characteristics, including processes, participation, functionality, practice type, organization size, ownership, public reporting, and pay‐for‐performance participation.
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Multivariate linear regression models estimated the extent to which participation and functionality were associated with greater capabilities, controlling for practice size, ownership, public reporting, and pay‐for‐performance participation.
Approximately half (52.4 percent) of medical practices had a formal program for managing care transitions in place. In adjusted analyses, participation ( < .001) and functionality ( < .001) were independently associated with greater use of processes among medical practices.
The growth of s and similar provider risk‐bearing arrangements across the country may improve the management of care transitions by physician organizations.
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