8 recent accountable care agreements

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

1. Integrated Health Network adds SSM Health, grows to 5,700 providers
Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, based in Brookfield, is welcoming St. Louis-based Catholic nonprofit SSM Health to its ACO to strengthen coverage in the south central region of Wisconsin.

2. Health Choice Preferred ACO, Regence BCBS of Utah to collaborate on value-based care
Health Choice Preferred, a subsidiary of Franklin, Tenn.-based IASIS Healthcare, agreed to collaborate with Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Utah on a value-based care initiative that will serve approximately 10,000 beneficiaries enrolled in Regence's PPO plans.

3. 700 physicians to form ACO in Portland
The Portland (Ore.) InterHospital Physicians Association announced plans to launch a new ACO called Care Connect Northwest. Twelve physician organizations, with approximately 700 primary care physicians and specialists, plan to participate in the new ACO.

4. Humana, Integrated Health Network to launch accountable care agreement
Brookfield-based Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin agreed to partner with Louisville, Ky.-based payer Humana on a three-year accountable care agreement for Humana's Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.

5. Aetna, Virtua Medical Group to launch ACO
Aetna and Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Medical Group announced the launch of a new ACO that will expand on an existing Medicare program.

6. Catalyst Health Network ACO to add 20 outpatient clinics
Catalyst Health Network, a Plano, Texas-based ACO, announced a new partnership with Dallas-based Questcare Medical Clinics and its Dallas-based parent company, Questcare Medical Services.

7. Humana, HealthSpan Physicians announce accountable care agreement
Humana announced Tuesday a new multi-year accountable care agreement with HealthSpan Physicians, a network of 200 primary care physicians based in Cincinnati.

8. Cleveland Clinic launches Medicare Shared Savings ACO
Cleveland Clinic announced it will launch a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO to augment its current value-based care initiatives, which include care paths and a patient-centered medical home.


More articles on accountable care:

CMS unveils Next Generation ACO program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named Level 2 ACO
New collaborative care model for ICU patients improves recovery

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