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Anthem, Sutter, UCSF and Brown & Toland Form Bay Area ACOs Focusing on Chronic Care

Anthem Blue Cross announced three major Bay Area health care providers, UCSF Medical Group, Brown & Toland Physicians and several medical foundations linked to Sutter Health have agreed to join regional Anthem ACOs that focuses on patients with two or more chronic conditions.

ACO Rollout Continues With 89 New Networks

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the selection of 89 new ACOs on Monday, including John Muir Physician Network in the East Bay. This is more than triple the number of ACOs selected in the previous round. As of July 1, the newly anointed networks became responsible for providing better, cheaper care to 1.2 million seniors on Medicare.