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Aetna, Hunterdon Healthcare Launch ACO in New Jersey

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Aetna is teaming with Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon HealthCare Partners in a new accountable care agreement.

Hunterdon Healthcare is creating an accountable care organization to coordinate care for 2,200 members in the Hunterdon employee benefits plan and approximately 5,700 fully insured Aetna members in New Jersey.

"The industry trend is shifting from paying for services regardless of patient outcomes, to paying for care that delivers better value, quality and patient satisfaction," Hunterdon HealthCare Partners President and CEO Robert P. Wise said in a statement.

Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, N.J., along more than 225 affiliated primary care physicians and specialists, and affiliated Hunterdon Healthcare facilities and providers will be part of the ACO.

Aetna is providing health information technology and care management capabilities for the ACO.

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