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Texas Health Resources, BCBS Form ACO

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Arlington-based Texas Health Resources and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas have partnered to form an accountable care organization.

The ACO will attempt to improve quality of care and patient experience while managing costs by pursuing the following strategies:

•    Early identification of disease or illness through care coordination.
•    Using advanced technology to make informed decisions and facilitate smooth care transitions.
•    Implementing a new payment arrangement.
•    Lowering costs by coordination among payors and providers.

More than 1.6 million BCBSTX members who receive care from Texas Health's 25 hospitals and 18 outpatient facilities will have access to the ACO's in-network care.

No start date for the ACO was released by Texas Health.

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