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Inland Healthcare Providers Seek to Cap Costs

“This is about making sure the healthcare system works as it should … and people are receiving the right care at the right time,” a spokeswoman for Blue Shield said. Blue Shield is partnering with Redlands-based healthcare consulting firm Epic Management LP to create an Accountable Care Organization that will focus on identifying ways to optimize outpatient treatment programs to rein in health maintenance organization, or HMO, costs, according to a joint statement released by Epic and Blue Shield.