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Anthem-HealthCare Partners ACO Saved More Than $4 Million in 2013

California-based Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners’ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) saved $4.7 million during the first six months of 2013, HealthCare Partners announced. The ACO, established in late 2012, is notable because it includes approximately 55,000 preferred provider organization … finish reading Anthem-HealthCare Partners ACO Saved More Than $4 Million in 2013

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Health Benefits Cost Growth Increases by Smallest Margin in 15 Years

Growth in the average total health benefit cost per employee slowed from 6.1 percent last year to just 4.1 percent in 2012, the smallest increase since 1997, according to the National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, conducted annually by Mercer. … finish reading Health Benefits Cost Growth Increases by Smallest Margin in 15 Years

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