Baylor Scott & White ACO adds 3rd commercial insurer to network: Cigna

Cigna became the third commercial insurer to join Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, the accountable care organization affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas.

There are approximately 40,000 members covered by the Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer and cared for by BSWQA physicians. As part of the ACO, Cigna will compensate physicians providing care to its members based on medical and care coordination. It may also reward physicians meeting targets for lowering expenses while improving care.

Launched in 2013, BSWQA comprises 5,000-plus physicians, 48 hospitals, post-acute care facilities and other healthcare stakeholders. Cigna follows Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna and UnitedHealthcare in Minnetonka, Minn., who joined the ACO in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Cigna joined the ACO Aug. 31.

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