8 accountable care, shared savings agreements in September

The following list includes accountable care organizations and collaborative care agreements that were announced, launched or expanded in September, beginning with the most recent.

1. 11 providers form ACO in Maine
A collective of 11 healthcare organizations based in Maine teamed up to form an ACO called Community Care Partnership of Maine.

2. Summa Health adds 190 HealthSpan physicians to its ACO
Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System added 190 new physicians to its ACO, NewHealth Collaborative, bringing the total number of participating physicians to 700.

3. Mission Health Partners announces network expansion
Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health Partners, the second largest ACO in North Carolina, announced its new primary care partners for 2016 as well as the addition of specialists to its network. The network now includes 275 primary care providers and over 550 specialty providers.

4. Humana, Partners in Primary Care to launch South Texas ACO
Humana and San Antonio, Texas-based Partners in Primary Care plan to launch a new accountable care agreement in San Antonio and South Texas.

5. Humana, Doylestown Health Partners to offer accountable care
Humana and Doylestown (Pa.) Health Partners plan to offer coordinated care to 3,200 Medicare Advantage members in Pennsylvania's Bucks and Montgomery counties.

6. BCBS of NJ creates value-based care alliance with 22 hospitals
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and seven New Jersey health systems formed a statewide, value-based care alliance called OMNIA Health Alliance.

7. Humana, North Shore-LIJ to coordinate care for 1k Medicare Advantage members
Humana and Great Neck, N.Y.-based North Shore-LIJ Health System agreed to launch a value-based collaboration to improve quality and reduce costs by coordinating care for more than 1,000 Medicare Advantage members in New York City and Long Island, N.Y.

8. BCBS of Nebraska announces agreement with Nebraska Health Network
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Omaha-based Nebraska Health Network launched a value-based agreement to coordinate care and reduce waste and unnecessary medical expenditures.


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