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Anthem Blue Cross ACOs yield $70.4M in savings & provide high quality — 5 key takeaways

Anthem Blue Cross and its 17 ACO partners saved $70.4 million over a 12-month measure period and also provided high quality care to Anthem preferred provider organization members.

Anthem's Medical Director for Provider Enablement Michael Belman, MD, discussed the results during the State of Reform Conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 31, 2016.

Here are five key takeaways:

1. Of the 17 partners, 12 groups had more type 1 and type 2 members undergo Hemoglobin A1c testing.

2. Eleven medical groups upped the number of children between three and six who received one or more well-child visits with a primary care practitioner during the 12-month period.

3. Ten groups increased the number of infants who had six or more well-child visits with a primary care physician during the first 15 months of life.

4. Nine groups had more sexually active women between 16 and 24 undergo Chlamydia screening.

5. The participating medical groups, located throughout California, include:
•    Brown & Toland Physicians in Oakland
•    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Network
•    HealthCare Partners Medical Group with corporate headquarters in El Segundo,
•    San Ramon-based Hill Physicians Medical Group
•    Humboldt-Del Norte IPA in Eureka
•    MemorialCare Medical Foundation - MemorialCare Medical Group/Greater Newport Physicians, with practices throughout Southern California
•    Sansum Clinic in  Santa Barbara
•    Santa Clara County (Calif.) IPA
•    Fresno-based Santé Community Physicians IPA Medical Group
•    SeaView IPA in Oxnard
•    San Diego-based Sharp Community Medical Group
•    Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego
•    Sutter Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation
•    Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center/Torrance Memorial Integrated Physicians
•    UC Davis Medical Group in Sacramento
•    UCLA Health
•    UCSF Medical Group

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