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Anthem Blue Cross: ACOs make progress on quality
San Francisco Business Times

Anthem Blue Cross, one of California’s largest health plans, said Thursday that four medical groups in its affordable care organization network have made major quality gains since joining the ACO. Using data comparing 2012 results to those in 2011, before the groups joined forces with Thousand Oaks-based Anthem in the voluntary partnerships, they did 35 percent more mammograms and made a 44 percent jump in “appropriate” prescribing of antibiotics for treatment on bronchitis, Anthem said.