9 accountable care, shared savings agreements in October

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

1. Aetna signs on ACOs with Mercy Health, Quality Health Alliance
Aetna signed on to launch ACOs with two members of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health: Mercy Accountable Care, part of Conshohoken, Pa.-based Mercy Health, and Quality Health Alliance, part of Langhorne, Pa.-based St. Mary Medical Center.

2. Cigna, Elliot Physician Network team up on ACO-like model
Cigna and Manchester, N.H.-based Elliot Physician Network launched an initiative to improve access to care, care coordination, health outcomes, affordability and patient experience.

3. Horizon BCBSNJ, Meridian Health plan ACO for OMNIA members
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health are collaborating to start an ACO for OMNIA health plan members.

4. Cigna, PinnacleHealth team up for collaborative care model
Cigna and Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth are rolling out a new collaborative care initiative in central Pennsylvania.

5. Cigna, Lahey partner for collaborative care in Boston
Cigna and Beverly, Mass.-based Lahey Clinical Performance Network launched a collaborative care initiative in the Boston area for more than 7,000 Cigna beneficiaries.

6. Rush, Aetna roll out new ACO: Whole Health Chicago
Aetna and Chicago-based Rush Health plan to launch a first-of-its-kind ACO in Illinois that will allow patients to choose if they would like to participate in the program.

7. Humana, Northwest Physicians Network to form ACO
Humana and Seattle-based Northwest Physicians Network agreed to launch an ACO for Humana Medicare Advantage members in the Puget Sound region to improve cost, quality and the patient experience.

8. Cigna, DeKalb PHO launch collaborative care initiative
Cigna and Decatur, Ga.-based DeKalb Physician Hospital Organization launched a collaborative care initiative to enhance access to care, care coordination, health outcomes, affordability and patient experience.

9. Humana, HealthCare Partners grow accountable care partnership
Humana and HealthCare Partners Nevada, a Las Vegas-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, are furthering their accountable care partnership launched last fall by opening two new primary care practices.


More articles on accountable care:

What do ACOs need to succeed? Q&A with Medullan's Dutch Dwight on making accountable care feasible
Dartmouth-Hitchcock exits Pioneer ACO program: 10 things to know
Brookings Institute's Mark McClellan on ACOs: 'We're at the end of the beginning'

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