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Calif. hospital, docs plan ACO with Blue Shield
Modern Healthcare

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, Calif., and Greater Newport Physicians have agreed to form an accountable care organization with Blue Shield of California. The three-year accountable-care agreement must be approved by the California Department of Managed Health Care, according to a Blue Shield of California news release. Healthcare costs for roughly 11,000 managed-care enrollees will remain largely flat during the first year, which will begin July 1, to be followed by “low single-digit increases,” according to the release.