Bethesda, MD [February 27, 2018]—Today, Aledade, Inc. and Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, announced a new collaboration to deliver high-quality, coordinated care to more than 20,000 of Horizon’s commercially-insured and Medicare Advantage patients. In this arrangement, practices in Aledade’s New Jersey Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and their Horizon patients will benefit from a model that rewards doctors for improving quality of care and patient health outcomes, while lowering costs.
“Our new agreement with Horizon is an exciting opportunity to advance value-based care and to improve the health of thousands of New Jersey patients,” said Dan Bowles, Vice President of Provider Networks at Aledade. “In collaboration with local primary care practices, our innovative physician-led model will drive improvements in quality and patient outcomes through more personalized, coordinated care.”
Under Aledade’s first commercial contract in the state, practices in Aledade’s New Jersey ACO across central and northern New Jersey will take on accountability for the total health care experience of Horizon members who see them. Aledade offers a new model of primary care by partnering with physicians to build and lead ACOs that allow doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. In this partnership, Horizon patients get to keep their primary care doctor while seeing the results of Aledade ACO practices’ focus on care coordination, population health management, and preventive care.
“This collaboration with Aledade is another example of how Horizon is working closely with doctors and hospitals to improve health care, lower costs and deliver better outcomes for our members,” said R. J. Franzoi, Horizon’s Vice President for Health Care Delivery. “Last year, Horizon members engaged with practices like those in the Aledade ACO had fewer ER visits, spent less time in the hospital, and had lower overall costs of care than members in traditional practices. These joint efforts are essential to achieving Horizon’s goal of delivering better care, not just more care, to our members.”
Founded in 2014, Aledade offers a new model of primary care that puts physicians back where they should be: quarterbacking their patients’ health care. Aledade partners with primary care physicians to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that allow these doctors to stay independent, practice medicine like they’ve always wanted to, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade provides data analytics and user-friendly technology to help doctors provide more seamless care, unparalleled regulatory expertise, best practices developed with and shared by a national network of physicians, and face-to-face practice transformation support. Aledade has established successful ACOs that care for more than 360,000 patients in Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia, and has expanded to three new states – Ohio, Kentucky, and New Jersey – in 2018.
At the heart of the Aledade model is the simple, but radical, idea that Aledade only succeeds when partner practices succeed in delivering better care at a lower cost. For more information, visit aledade.com.
About Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.
Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon serves more than 3.8 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com.
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