7 Recently Announced ACOs

The 123 newly named members of the Medicare Shared Savings Program are not the only accountable care organizations recently announced. Since the middle of November, commercial insurers and providers partnered to form the following seven ACOs or value-based care delivery arrangements.


They are listed below, beginning with those most recently covered by Becker's Hospital Review.

1. UnitedHealthcare announced an ACO with Primary Physician Partners and South Metro Primary Care in Denver, two practices managed by Primary Health Partners.

2. Arizona Care Network, a collaboration between San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Phoenix-based Abrazo Health, formed an ACO with payer Aetna.

3. UnitedHealthcare and University Hospitals in Cleveland will launch an ACO Feb. 1.

4. Health insure Humana partnered with Spartanburg, S.C.-based Regional HealthPlus, a network of three hospitals, four ambulatory surgery centers and other care providers, to announce an ACO partnership.

5. Orlando (Fla.) Health Physician Partners, a member of Orlando Health, formed an ACO effective Jan. 1 with Florida Blue.

6. Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth System partnered with Aetna for an accountable care agreement that will create fully insured and self-insured health plans using PinnacleHealth locations and physicians, starting April 1.

7. Cigna inked a collaborative accountable care initiative agreement — the payer's version of an ACO — with Cleveland-based University Hospitals ACO.

More Articles on Accountable Care Organizations:
Accountable Care Organizations: 2013 Year in Review
Top 4 ACO Reimbursement Models
Where are the New Medicare ACOs? A Regional Breakdown

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