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Health firms join forces to cut costs
San Francisco Business Times

Anthem Blue Cross , one of the state’s largest health plans, and the South Bay’s 834-doctor Santa Clara County IPA plan to offer ACCO coverage to Blue Cross PPO enrollees starting Jan. 1. The new accountable care organization is projected to cover 25,000 of Anthem’s South Bay PPO enrollees, and will be offered during open enrollment this fall. Anthem spokeswoman Jill Becher says “more than 25,000” enrollees who use SCCIPA physicians are expected to sign up.