AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., said it would begin to enroll patients in an accountable care organization next year. The newly created ACO will operate under a separate not-for-profit (PDF), AtlantiCare Health Solutions, with a physician-controlled governing board, said David Tilton, AtlantiCare president and CEO, in a news release. The New Jersey accountable care group, one of several fledgling private-market efforts under way, will include employed and independent doctors and insurers, the release said.
AtlantiCare to launch ACO next year
Dr. Katherine Schneider, AtlantiCare's senior vice president, said in the release that the system has gained experience managing chronic conditions with medical homes, a model that could be expanded. “We are beginning this work with our own employees and their dependents because we believe we can positively impact their health and the sustainability of our organization,” she said.
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