Cigna Starts Accountable Care Plan in San Franciso Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 14, 2013 – Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Santa Clara County IPA (SCCIPA) have launched a collaborative accountable care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination, and achieve the “triple aim” of improved health, affordability and patient experience. The program became effective October 1, and is Cigna’s third accountable care initiative in the San Francisco Bay Area.

According to a company announcement, collaborative accountable care is Cigna’s approach to accomplishing the same population health goals as accountable care organizations, or ACOs. The program will benefit more than 13,000 individuals covered by a Cigna PPO health plan who receive care from SCCIPA’s 850 primary care doctors and specialists.

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