UConn, Hartford Health to team up on accountable care

Farmington-based UConn Health and Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare are working together to form an accountable care organization, according to an announcement from the University of Connecticut.

UConn Health has been searching for partner to co-lead join value-based care initiatives since October 2015. The system settled on Hartford HealthCare, which UConn Health CEO Andrew Agwunobi, MD, said was "a tremendous fit for us both, and a win for Connecticut." Dr. Agwunobi is also the executive vice president for health affairs.

"Most major systems in Connecticut participate in an ACO of some sort, and it was time for UConn Health to do the same," Dr. Agwunobi said in the announcement. "When we set out to find an ACO partner, we sought one with the experience, and demonstrated value-based care results, that was willing to customize a model to fit the needs of UConn Health. This would include shared leadership of the future ACO. In Hartford HealthCare, we found all of that — and a local leadership excited and engaged to partner with us to make a difference for patients in the communities we jointly serve."


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