Anthem launches ACO in California

Anthem Blue Cross and the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa Clara County (SCCIPA) are launching an accountable care organization (ACO) to provide coordinated, seamless medical care to Anthem PPO members, reports the San Francisco Business Times. This so-called commercial ACO includes a direct contract agreement between Anthem and SCCIPA and likely will cover roughly 25,000 Anthem members starting Jan. 1. Article