Aledade, Horizon BCBS N.J., Form Value-Based Care Partnership | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Aledade, Horizon BCBS N.J., Form Value-Based Care Partnership

February 27, 2018
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

The Bethesda, Md.-based accountable care organization (ACO) company Aledade, Inc. and Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, have announced a new value-based care collaboration.


The goal of the partnership, officials of both organizations noted, is 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 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, officials said.

Last month, Aledade, a company started by former National Coordinator for Health IT, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., announced that it would be forming a new ACO in New Jersey under a physician-led model. Now, 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 healthcare experience of Horizon members who see them.

Aledade specifically 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,” officials said. 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.

“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,” Dan Bowles, vice president of provider networks at Aledade, said in a statement. “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.”


2018 Philadelphia Health IT Summit

Renowned leaders in U.S. and North American healthcare gather throughout the year to present important information and share insights at the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summits.

May 21 - 22, 2018 | Philadelphia



ONC Avoids 2018 Budget Cuts in New Spending Bill

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) funding for 2018 will hold steady through September, at $60 million, as part of a House spending bill that was passed on Thursday.

Global Survey: Nearly Half of Physicians are Not Aware of Blockchain Technology

A survey, conducted by SERMO of 3,700 physicians across the globe, found that nearly half (47 percent) of polled physicians said that they were not aware of blockchain technology.

Wyoming Department of Health to Form Statewide HIE

Wyoming Department of Health plans to form a statewide, medical community-owned health information exchange (HIE), called the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange (WYFI).

Four Organizations Plan to Form National Health IT Safety Collaborative

Four healthcare- and patient safety-focused organizations have indicated plans to establish a national health IT safety collaborative and are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support their efforts.

Finger Lakes Health’s IT Systems Still Down Following Ransomware Attack

Finger Lakes Health, a three-hospital healthcare delivery system in Geneva, New York, continues to use manual and paper processes following a ransomware attack over the weekend, according to local media reports.

Arizona ACO Pilots Blockchain Platform to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Reduce Costs

Arizona Care Network, a Phoenix-based accountable care organization (ACO), plans to pilot a blockchain technology platform developed by Solve.Care with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, relieving healthcare’s administrative burdens, and reducing waste within the system.