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Accountable Care Organization

As the leading health insurer in New Jersey, Horizon BCBSNJ is committed to improving the quality of care for our members. Our large network allows us to collaborate with other health care leaders throughout the state with a goal to deliver better patient care while containing costs and improving patient satisfaction.

Our collaborative Accountable Care Organization (ACO) agreements are built on a strong primary care foundation. Participating physician groups help create a healthier patient population through a coordinated approach to care among providers within the ACO. ACOs are designed to increase accountability to achieve measured patient quality outcomes and decrease unnecessary and duplicative medical tests and treatments.

ACOs are comprised of hospitals and/or health care professionals who are responsible for achieving specific patient quality outcomes and avoiding unnecessary and duplicative medical tests and treatments.

Horizon BCBSNJ currently has ACO and ACO-like agreements with:

  • Summit Medical Group.
  • Optimus Healthcare Partners.
  • AtlantiCare.
  • Hunterdon Healthcare Partners.
  • Barnabas Health.
  • Partners In Care.
  • LHS Health Network.
  • JFK Medical Center, through its JFK ACO.
  • Hackensack-Physician Hospital Alliance (Hackensack Alliance).
  • Holy Name Medical Center, through its HNMC Hospital/Physicians ACO.

We will continue to launch patient-centered initiatives with other hospital- and physician-led organizations.