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Blue Shield, CHW and Hill Physicians succeeding with ACO
Healthcare Journal of Northern California

Blue Shield of California, Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) and Hill Physicians Medical Group Inc. are six months into their partnership to cut healthcare costs and keep premiums flat for 40,000 CalPERS members in Sacramento and they are finding success.

This team represents one of the first in the nation to form an accountable care organization (ACO), well before President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March.