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ACO success in northern Calif. spreads to San Francisco

An early proponent of accountable care organizations (ACOs), Hill Physicians Medical Group in northern California, has expanded its success with ACOs in the Sacramento area to the San Francisco Bay area.

The new ACO, led by Hill Physicians, along with St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, took root in San Francisco this month with the approval of an employee benefits agreement between the city and county of San Francisco and Blue Shield of California.