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January 31, 2013

ACO's continue to contract with commercial payers

Here are two new examples of ACO's contracting with commercial payers. This is a trend that is definitely going to continue. However, I haven't seen hardly any impact yet on physician finances but this is something we all will need to keep an eye on. If you have seen or heard of direct impact of ACO commercial contracting on physician reimbursement and/or finances, please drop me a line and let me know.

Here in my backyard, Houston's largest health care provider, Memorial Hermann Health System, has partnered with Aetna to form an accountable care organization. Click here for the full article:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2013/01/28/memorial-hermann-partners-with-aetna.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2013-01-28

Also in Texas, Texas Health Resources located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Texas area, has also partnered with Aetna to form a new ACO:

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/texas-health-resources-establishes-another-accountable-care-organization-with-private-insurer.html/

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