Cape Fear Valley, UnitedHealthcare launch Medicare Advantage ACO


Fayetteville, N.C.-based Cape Fear Valley Health is teaming up with UnitedHealthcare to offer more coordinated care for Medicare Advantage patients.

Under the agreement, UnitedHealthcare will share patient data with Cape Fear, and the organizations will work together to identify an action plan for each patient's needs. The aim of the ACO is to improve care coordination for patients and better manage their health, while reducing unnecessary care, hospital readmissions and emergency room visits.

"Our multispecialty physician leadership and population health analytics have given participating Cape Fear Valley Health practices and the Valley Connected Care Network the ability to increase quality and efficiency while reducing redundancy and healthcare costs," Bart Fiser, president of Cape Fear Valley ACO, said in a press release. "Our new accountable care relationship with UnitedHealthcare enables Cape Fear Valley Health to enhance care coordination and reach more patients in need."

UnitedHealthcare has $65 billion in total payments tied to value-based care agreements like Cape Fear Valley ACO.


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