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Blue Shield saves $325M on accountable care
Sacramento Business Journal

Blue Shield of California and its partners have saved more than $325 million in the last five years through more accountable care, the health plan announced Tuesday. The Affordable Care Act attempts to stem rising costs by encouraging health plans, hospitals and doctors to work together in “accountable care organizations” that share information, risk and potential savings. Since Blue Shield launched a pilot program in Sacramento in 2010 with Dignity Health and Hill Physicians Medical Group, the San Francisco-based health plan has expanded its ACO business to a total of 35 programs serving more than 325,000 patients statewide.