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Cigna Plans Aggressive Expansion for ACO-like Program
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Cigna has accelerated the development of its collaborative accountable care (CAC) program. The CAC is Cigna’s variation on the accountable care organizations (ACO) created as part of federal healthcare reform. While ACOs focus on physicians and hospitals providing coordinated care to improve quality and lower the cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries, Cigna’s version of the ACO is an insurer-physician partnership that provides coordinated care to improve quality and contain healthcare costs across Cigna’s commercial and Medicare Advantage books of business.