25 Recently Announced ACOs

The following 25 accountable care organizations have been announced since the end of May. (Note: Number 1 involves five ACOs, Numbers 6 and 7 both involve two ACOs, and Number 11 involves two ACOs.)


1. Aetna Forms 5 New ACOs in Maine
Aetna announced accountable care agreements with five different healthcare organizations in Maine: Mercy Health System, InterMed, MaineHealth and Martin's Point Health Care, all in Portland, and MaineGeneral Health in Augusta.

2. Aetna, New Haven Community Medical Group Partner for Accountable Care
Aetna announced a new accountable care agreement with New Haven (Conn.) Community Medical Group, an integrated network of 591 providers.

3. Aetna, Riverside Health System Ink ACO Deal
Aetna announced an accountable care organization collaboration with Riverside Health System, a five-hospital, 941-bed system based in Newport News, Va.

4. St. Vincent's Health Partners, Anthem BCBS Sign Value-Based Agreement
St. Vincent's Health Partners, a Bridgeport, Conn.-based physician hospital organization developed between St. Vincent's Medical Center and regional physicians, announced a value-based reimbursement agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

5. Providence Health & Services, Southern California Forms Commercial ACO
Blue Shield of California, Providence Health & Services, Southern California and its affiliates, Mission Hills, Calif.-based Facey Medical Foundation and Facey Medical Group, announced the formation of a three-year accountable care organization.

6. Cigna Announces 2 New Accountable Care Partnerships
Cigna launched two new collaborative accountable care initiatives July 1: one with Baycare Health Partners, a physician hospital organization based in Springfield, Mass., and the other with Scottsdale Health Partners, a physician-led clinically integrated network created as a partnership between Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare and Scottsdale Physician Organization.

7. Cigna Launches 2 Accountable Care Initiatives in Arizona
Cigna launched new collaborative accountable care initiatives, the payer's version of accountable care organizations, with physicians affiliated with two different organizations in Tucson: Arizona Community Physicians and Arizona Connected Care.

8. CaroMont Medical Group, Cigna Partner for Accountable Care
CaroMont Medical Group, a Gastonia, N.C.-based network of 44 physician practices in two states, partnered with Cigna for a collaborative accountable care initiative, Cigna's version of accountable care organizations.

9. NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network, Cigna Link for Accountable Care Initiative
Cigna is launching a collaborative accountable care initiative, its version of accountable care organizations, with NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network, an organization comprising all clinical faculty affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and the University Physicians Network in New York City.

10. Valley Preferred, Cigna Partner for Accountable Care
Valley Preferred, a provider-owned preferred provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., and Cigna launched a collaborative accountable care initiative July 1.

11. Hunterdon Healthcare Partners Launches ACOs With Cigna, Horizon BCBSNJ
Hunterdon Healthcare Partners, a physician-hospital organization affiliated with Hunterdon Healthcare in Flemington, N.J., formed two commercial accountable care organizations with Cigna and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

12. Beacon Health Partners, Empire BCBS Sign Value-Based Agreement
Beacon Health Partners, a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization and independent physician association in Manhasset, N.Y., signed a patient-centered primary care agreement with Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 

13. Highmark Moves Toward Accountable Care With New Alliance
Health insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh formed an accountable care alliance within its newly formed Allegheny Health Network, which will include physicians from Allegheny Health Network and the following six hospitals: Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pa., Canonsburg (Pa.) General Hospital, Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pa., Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Jefferson Hills, Pa., and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.
14. Barnabas, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey Partner for ACO
West Orange, N.J.-based Barnabas Health linked with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's largest health insurer, for an accountable care organization.

15. Adventist Health, Tuality Healthcare, Regence BCBS Form Accountable Care Network in Oregon
Adventist Health-Portland (Ore.), Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, Ore., and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced they are forming an accountable care network.

16. Regence BCBS, Willamette Valley Health Solutions Announce Accountable Care Partnership
Regence BlueCross BlueShield and McMinnville, Ore.-based Willamette Valley Medical Center's accountable care organization, Willamette Valley Health Solutions, formed an accountable care partnership.

17. Mount Carmel Health Partners, UnitedHealthcare Link for ACO
Mount Carmel Health Partners, a physician hospital organization jointly owned by Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System and 1,500 physicians, formed an accountable care organization with UnitedHealthcare, effective Oct. 1.

18. Seton Health Alliance, UnitedHealthcare Form Central Texas' First Commercial ACO
Austin, Texas-based Seton Health Alliance, a Pioneer accountable care organization that is a partnership between Seton Healthcare Family and other providers, partnered with UnitedHealthcare for the first-ever commercial ACO in central Texas.

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