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Aetna, Humana ink new NorCal deals with Hill Physicians, Dignity Health
San Francisco Business Times

Aetna and Humana Inc., two of the nation’s largest health insurers, separately announced Northern California agreements with partners Hill Physicians Medical Group and Dignity Health that appear to be the latest signs of how health reform is shaking up the region’s health landscape. Hill represents roughly 3,800 medical providers in Northern California; Dignity is one of the region’s largest hospital systems. Closer ties between insurers and health care providers, in theory, could improve the quality and cost of care — or at least that’s how the Affordable Care Act’s proponents see things.

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