BCBS of Illinois launches 4 new ACOs, 4 more to come

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has formed four new accountable care organizations in the Chicago area with Chicago-based Presence Health, Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Alexian Brothers Health System, Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem and Kane County IPA in Tinley Park, according to coverage in Crain's Chicago Business.

This brings BCBS of Illinois' ACO count to nine total in the state. However, four additional ACOs are on the way, Jerry Bradford, vice president of network management at BCBS, told Crain's.

BCBS of Illinois' accountable care agreements cover more than 450,000 members, according to the report.


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