Leavitt Partners' Accountable Care Cooperative, Brookings' ACO Learning Network to merge

Leavitt Partners' Accountable Care Cooperative and the Brookings Institution's ACO Learning Network announced a merger that will create the world's largest accountable care collaborative. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Commissioner Mark McClellan, M.D., will chair the new organization, the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, according to an announcement from Leavitt Partners. Western Governors University will house the new nonprofit, which will also offer members industry and research updates, policy briefings, conference invitations and access to an enhanced accountable care organization database, according to the statement. Announcement