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Blue Shield Enters Into Another ACO
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Blue Shield of California has entered into another accountable care organization arrangement, teaming up with major Orange County providers to try and cut premium costs. The ACO, between the San Francisco- based health insurer, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and Greater Newport Physicians, both in Newport Beach, will focus on cost controls for 11,000 enrollees in Blue Shield’s health maintenance organization. It will launch on July 1 and operate for at least three years.