14 new accountable care, shared-savings agreements

The following list includes recently announced, new or expanded accountable care organizations and collaborative care agreements, beginning with the most recent.

1. Highmark Blue Shield and Lancaster (Pa.) General Health announced an accountable care arrangement to improve care coordination and health outcomes for 27,000 Highmark commercial and Medicare Advantage members.

2. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio-based Kettering Health Network announced a new value-based partnership to launch BCBS' Enhanced Personal Health Care program at Kettering-owned practices.

3. UnitedHealthcare plans to give 52,000 UnitedHealthcare members with employer-sponsored plans access to the Dallas-based ACO Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance.

4. Aetna and HackensackAlliance ACO in Hackensack, N.J., announced the launch of a new accountable care agreement to expand coordinated care to more than 10,000 Aetna members, effective April 1.

5. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois formed four new ACOs in the Chicago area with Chicago-based Presence Health, Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Alexian Brothers Health System, Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem and Kane County IPA in Tinley Park.

6. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced the launch of four new ACOs in and near Iowa. The new ACO agreements were formed with West Burlington, Iowa-based Great River Health Systems, Mercy Iowa City (Iowa), Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Pella (Iowa) Regional Health Center.

7. Truckee Tahoe Medical Group announced it joined the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, a program designed to help rural providers participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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