New Jersey Medical Group Partners With Cigna for Accountable Care

Cigna and Summit Medical Group, a physician-owned multispecialty practice in Berkeley Heights, N.J., have announced a collaborative accountable care program focused on achieving the triple aim of accountable care organizations.

The program uses patient-specific data from Cigna and Summit's electronic health record to coordinate all aspects of a patient's care. Registered nurses serve as clinical care coordinators to help patients with chronic conditions manage their care and help other patients schedule appointments, among other duties.

Cigna compensates SMG physicians for the care they provide and the physicians may be rewarded for their performance if they meet targets for improving quality of care and lowering cost.

The program took effect at the beginning of the month.

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