Aledade, Horizon BCBS J.J., Form Value-Based Care Partnership

Accountable care organization (ACO) company Aledade, Inc. and health insurer Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. just announced a new value-based care collaboration.

The partnership’s goal is to deliver coordinated care to more than 20,000 commercially-insured and Medicare Advantage patients, the ultimate object being to lower costs while also improving quality of care.

Last month, Aledade, a Maryland-based company, announced that it would be creating a new ACO based in New Jersey under a physician-led model. The new partnership with Horizon represents Aledade’s first commercial contract in the state, and the new ACO will be accountable for the total healthcare experience of Horizon members throughout northern and central New Jersey.

Aledade offers a new model of primary care. It partners with physicians to build ACOs that “allow doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy,” officials said. In addition, in the partnership patients get to keep their primary care doctor while at the same time enjoying the benefits of a renewed Aledade ACO focus on care coordination, population health management, and preventative care.

To learn more about the new collaboration, read the new Healthcare Informatics announcement here.