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Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Renew Value-Based Agreement; Integrate Behavioral Health, Chronic Care Programs

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hartford Healthcare (HHC) have renewed an accountable care agreement designed to broaden their value-based arrangement, create tighter integration and enhance care coordination, according to Hartford Healthcare officials. In addition to their current partnership, … finish reading Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Renew Value-Based Agreement; Integrate Behavioral Health, Chronic Care Programs

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Kaiser Permanente’s Total Panel Ownership Avoids ‘Cookie Cutter Medicine’

Population care in the form of cookie cutter medicine will not work, says Jim Bellows, Ph.D., senior director of evaluation and analytics for Kaiser Permanente. Instead, care has to be dispensed “one member at a time,” the philosophy behind total … finish reading Kaiser Permanente’s Total Panel Ownership Avoids ‘Cookie Cutter Medicine’

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Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Effort Doubles Savings in One Year

Three years into an Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing achieved $44 million in gross savings or cost avoidance, officials report, more than double the amount of cost avoidance achieved by the … finish reading Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Effort Doubles Savings in One Year

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Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

Aetna has announced five new accountable care agreements in Maine that will align payment for medical services at major health systems in the state with improved quality, efficiency and patient experiences. According to Aetna, these agreements are expected to help … finish reading Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

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Patient Access, Preventive Care Key to Cigna’s Growing Accountable Care Initiatives

Cigna has added six states to its growing roster of collaborative care programs that use registered nurses and physician groups to improve health outcomes. The health provider has expanded its collaborative accountable care programs through new initiatives with physician groups … finish reading Patient Access, Preventive Care Key to Cigna’s Growing Accountable Care Initiatives

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4 Key Metrics for Accountable Care Organization Success

Just four critical metrics can determine whether an accountable care organization (ACO) pilot program is a success or failure, says a new white paper published by Thomson Reuters. The paper, Will Your ACO Pilot Succeed? Predict Success with Just Four … finish reading 4 Key Metrics for Accountable Care Organization Success

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