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July 22, 2014

KLAS Report Claims Accountable Care Is Changing the Face of Payer-Provider Relationships

KLAS Image A new report from KLAS shows that ACO payer agreements are profoundly altering payer-provider relationships.   The report, entitled Accountable Care Payers: Partners in a Changing Paradigm, examines early findings and results from providers who have entered into commercial-ACO payer arrangements.

The report reveals insights into four national payers at the forefront of the accountable care movement and the key strengths and opportunities for each.

“Some early leaders have forged the path for others to follow, and they are willing to share what they have learned along the way,” said report author Mark Allphin. “Payers and providers have come at this from different angles, but with some effort, they are deepening their relationships and building partnerships that may be the guidepost for others to follow.”

As part of the study, KLAS interviewed health systems from across the country that represent 21 separate ACO agreements. The payers discussed in the report are Aetna, Cigna, Humana and United Health.

For further details, visit KLAS online at www.KLASresearch.com/reports to view Accountable Care Payers: Partners in a Changing Paradigm. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current vendors.

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