Humana, UC San Diego Health System Launch ACO

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UC San Diego Health System and Humana are partnering to form an accountable care organization aimed at serving Humana Medicare Advantage members in San Diego.

The ACO will provide coordinated care to its patients and focus on improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction while cutting costs, according to a news release.

The accountable care agreement includes value-based incentives for physicians. The incentives are tied to physician performance and their ability to meet quality measures.

"This accountable care partnership with UC San Diego Health System is a natural fit for Humana, as we already share a focus on integrated health and patient-centered care," said Jim Brown, president of Humana's Senior Products in California, in the release. 

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