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Cigna, Partners in Care announce ACO launch
Modern Healthcare

Insurer Cigna and Partners in Care, a New Jersey independent physicians organization, announced they have launched an accountable care organization. Accountable care, a payment model that links quality performance and cost control to reimbursement, has emerged in the private market as federal officials have adopted ACOs under Medicare. The accountable care organization launched by Cigna and New Brunswick, N.J.-based Partners in Care, is expected to include 160 physician practices with 360 doctors and roughly 14,000 Cigna enrollees, according to a news release.