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Blue Shield awards $20M in grants for accountable care
Sacramento Business Journal

Adventist Health , Catholic Healthcare West and Hill Physicians Medical Group Inc. are among 18 California hospitals, health systems, clinics and doctor groups to receive grants totaling almost $20 million from Blue Shield of California to help them participate in accountable care organizations. So-called “ACOs” are encouraged by federal health care reform. They stem from agreements between providers and health plans to share financial risk — and information — in order to provide efficient, integrated, high-quality care.