ACO roundup: Humana announces partnership with Midwest health network

Key accountable care news from Mar. 5 to Mar. 11

  • 700 docs partner to create new ACO. Portland InterHospital Physicians Association in Oregon this week announced plans to develop a new ACO called Care Connect Northwest that will include 11 physician organizations and nearly 700 PCPs and specialists. The group is currently formalizing contracts with two payers and is expected to announce more details of the partnership soon.

From the Advisory Board:

  • Where are you on the population health capital planning continuum?  As hospitals and health systems enter into more risk-based contracts, they must reprioritize their capital planning budgets to support population health strategies. See where you should be allocating your dollars as your organization moves along the transition path.

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