Cigna On Pace to Hit Target Goal of 100 Accountable Care Initiatives By 2014

Health insurer Cigna announced it is on pace to create 100 accountable care initiatives by 2014 and bring accountable care to 1 million total customers.

As part of the announcement, Cigna is promoting 10 new accountable care initiatives expected to provide care for an estimated 65,000 patients. Cigna currently covers more than a quarter million people in 13 states using what it calls a "collaborative accountable care" program. It operates much like an ACO and is intended to improve health quality, access, affordability and patient satisfaction.

The new Cigna accountable care partnerships include:
  • Kennebec Region Health Alliance, a large physician hospital organization in Augusta and Waterville, Maine, affiliated with MaineGeneral Medical Center.
  • Penobscot Community Health Care, Maine's largest community health center, with 15 practice sites in the greater Bangor region.
  • The Jackson Clinic, the first multi-specialty group practice in Tennessee, with eight locations in Jackson and offices in four other West Tennessee communities.
  • WESTMED Medical Group, the largest private group medical practice in central and lower Westchester County, N.Y.
  • Fairfax Family Practice Centers, a primary care family medical practice based in Northern Virginia.
  • Bon Secours Medical Group, the physician practice group of Bon Secours Virginia Health System in Richmond, Va.
  • Key Physicians, an independent physician organization serving Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  • Cornerstone Health Care, a large multi-specialty physician group in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, N.C. and surrounding areas.
  • HeathTexas Provider Network, a large physician group in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, affiliated with Baylor Health Care System.
  • Colorado Springs Health Partners, a large multi-specialty physician group in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Cigna Plans to Have 1M People Enrolled in ACOs by 2014

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