Dr. John Hirshleifer has been appointed San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California's medical director of accountable care organizations. In this newly created position, Hirshleifer will work on developing an ACO model that achieves the company goal of giving Californians access to affordable, high-quality care, according to a Blue Shield of California news release.
Blue Shield of Calif. names Hirshleifer medical director of ACOs
Hirshleifer previously worked as the medical director of the Alta Bates Medical Group in Emeryville, Calif.; and as managed-care medical director for the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation in Lafayette, Calif.
Last month, Blue Shield of California announced that it was awarding nearly $20 million in grants to 18 organizations to assist them in developing ACOs.
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