148 physicians awarded $148k under BCBS of Arizona's shared savings ACO

A joint ACO owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Change Healthcare paid participating physicians a total of $148,000 in shared savings in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The 148 physicians participating in 2016 each pocketed an additional payment totaling from under $1,000 to $5,000-plus, depending on their performance on quality measures. More than 27,000 BCBSAZ commercial plan members received treatment from the ACO providers during the year.

Since launching in 2016, the BCBSAZ Shared Savings Program has grown to 725-plus providers who treat more than 45,000 BCBSAZ members.

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