New York's Westmed Medical Forms ACO With UnitedHealthcare

Westmed Medical Group, a multi-specialty practice that includes more than 220 physicians and is based in Purchase, N.Y., is launching an accountable care organization with UnitedHealthcare and Optum.

Participating physicians will be rewarded based on quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and their reduction of medical costs. They can also receive bonuses if the quality of care and cost reductions are achieved concurrently.

The ACO will initially apply to UnitedHealthcare plan members who reside in Westchester County and are covered under Oxford Health Insurance.

Westmed's patient-centered medical home has received level 3 recognition — the highest level available — from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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