9 recent accountable care, shared savings agreements

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

1. New Aetna network combines Duke, WakeMed providers
Aetna established a valued-based ACO with Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health and Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

2. Mount Sinai CIN, Cigna form accountable care partnership
New York-based Mount Sinai Health Partners and Cigna are teaming up to offer Cigna beneficiaries better access to more coordinated care at a lower cost through a collaborative care agreement.

3. UCSF, John Muir add 7 hospitals, 3 medical groups to ACO
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health and UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco have expanded their ACO, which will allow it to better compete with California health giants like Sacramento-based Sutter Health and Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente.

4. BCBS of Kansas, St. Francis launch ACO
Kansas' largest payer is teaming up with Denver-based SCL Health to roll out an ACO for SCL's subsidiary, Topeka, Kan.-based St. Francis Health.

5. Essentia, Medica launch ACO
Duluth, Minn.-based integrated health system, Essentia Health, and Minnesota payer Medica are teaming up to launch an ACO in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin beginning November 1.

6. 3 Next Generation ACOs head for the door
Out of the original 21 participants in CMS' Next Generation ACO model, 18 remain after roughly seven months in the program.

7. Aetna, Gateway Health in Virginia strike ACO agreement
Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna and Danville, Va.-based Gateway Health formed a commercial, product-based ACO in Virginia.

8. OneCare Vermont selected by state to be Medicaid ACO
Colchester-based OneCare Vermont beat out the state's other two ACOs to be Vermont's partner in a Medicaid initiative that would mirror the Next Generation ACO model.

9. Cigna, Calif. physicians group ink coordinated care contract
Cigna and Hill Physicians Medical Group in San Ramon, Calif., entered into a collaborative care agreement in July to improve patient health by improving patient access to quality healthcare services.


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New Aetna network combines Duke, WakeMed providers

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