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Anthem Blue Cross ACO Generates Savings of $8 Million
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An Anthem Blue Cross ACO focused on improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions generated nearly $8 million in cost savings over a one-year period.

The Enhanced Personal Health Care Program ACO involves Anthem PPO members who have two or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma. Anthem said the program generated $7.9 million in savings among six medical groups by reducing the incidence of hospital stays and outpatient visits and increasing the use of generic prescription drugs.  Anthem did not provide the total amount of money spent on patients taking part in the program.