St. Luke's, BlueCross launch accountable care arrangement

Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network and Capital BlueCross have entered into an accountable care agreement, with an aim at improving patient health outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing healthcare costs.

Under the agreement, Capital BlueCross will work with St. Luke's Physician Group to improve patients' access to care. The physicians will proactively remind patients of needed prevention and chronic care services.

"St. Luke's University Health Network is committed to improving the health, well-being and quality of life of the people living in our community," said Dean Evans, president of St. Luke's Physician Group.

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