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6 new ACO-type pacts


Herewith, from Becker’s Hospital Review, a list of  six accountable-care and shared-savings agreements signed in November and December:

“1. Saint Francis HealthCare Partners, UnitedHealthcare team up for accountable care: 3 things to know
Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis HealthCare Partners, a joint venture between a network of primary care and specialty physicians and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and UnitedHealthcare are collaborating through a new accountable care relationship.

“2. Delaware Valley ACO expands partnership with Humana
Philadelphia-based Delaware Valley ACO and Humana expanded their accountable care relationship after seeing favorable results in the first year of their partnership.

“3. Humana, Collaborative Health Partners launch value-based care program
Lynchburg, Va.-based Collaborative Health Partners and Humana signed a value-based care agreement for 4,000 Humana Medicare Advantage members in the Lynchburg area.

“4. Lee Memorial, Florida Blue launch ACO
Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, Fla.-based Lee Memorial Health System’s affiliated physicians teamed up with Florida Blue to launch an ACO for businesses and individuals with commercial plans.

“5. Aetna, CHOP to collaborate on ACO
Aetna has announced a first among its ACOs — It is launching a pediatric accountable care program with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“6. Cigna rolls out 2 new collaborative care arrangements in Chicago
Cigna is teaming up with two Chicago area physician groups, Alexian Brothers Clinically Integrated Network and Midwest Center for Women’s HealthCare, on collaborative care programs similar to ACOs.”



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