Flemington-based Hunterdon Healthcare Partners announced today its formation of an accountable-care organization with Connecticut-based Cigna. The ACO, which became effective July 1, will benefit about 6,500 Cigna health plan members. It involves 120 Hunterdon primary-care physicians and 280 specialists.
ACOs represent a new approach to health care delivery that seeks to coordinate medical care, engage patients in their own wellness, and improve health and control costs.
On Tuesday, Hunterdon announced its ACO partnership with Horizon Blue Cross. That partnership involves 18,000 Horizon Blue members and 19 Hunterdon Healthcare Partners doctors' offices.