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Blue Shield of Calif. announces eighth ACO
Modern Healthcare

Blue Shield of California announced plans for an accountable care organization with Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz County. It is the insurer’s eighth ACO. The agreement will seek to hold healthcare costs largely flat for enrollees during the first year, according to a news release announcing the deal, which will cover about 8,000 managed-care enrollees and last at least 36 months.

Costs will rise with percentage increases in the low single digits for the second and third years, the release said.