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Hunterdon Healthcare Partners And Cigna Start Accountable Care Program To Improve Health And Lower Costs

Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Hunterdon Healthcare Partners, LLC, a physician hospital organization (PHO) affiliated with Hunterdon Healthcare , 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 July 1.

Collaborative accountable care is Cigna's approach to accomplishing the same population health goals as accountable care organizations, or ACOs. The program will benefit approximately 6,500 individuals covered by a Cigna health plan who receive care from Hunterdon Healthcare Partners’ 120 primary care physicians and 280 specialists.

“In the past several years, the health care industry has changed with the demands of health care reform. The industry trend is shifting from paying for services, regardless of patient outcomes, to paying for care that delivers better value, quality and patient satisfaction. Collaborating with Cigna will help Hunterdon Healthcare deliver better care at a better price. We think patients will see direct benefit from this approach,” explained Jeffrey Weinstein, executive director for Hunterdon Healthcare Partners. Weinstein added, “This not only supports our mission to deliver better access to primary care and specialist physicians, but will allow us to better provide integrated health care to improve the health of our community. Our collaboration with Cigna is an opportunity to achieve the ‘triple aim’ while delivering well-coordinated patient care that results in health improvement.”

“We want to fundamentally change the health care delivery system by rewarding physicians for results,” said Ron Menzin, M.D., Cigna’s senior medical director for New Jersey. “A patient-centered system that’s focused on prevention and wellness, combined with the right incentives for physicians, will ultimately result in a healthier population and lower medical costs. That’s good for individuals, families, employers and doctors.”

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