Regence BlueShield in Seattle, Wash. and the five-hospital MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash. have teamed up to launch an accountable care program. The insurer and provider aim to further enhance care and bend the medical cost curve for people in the south Puget Sound region of the state.

Regence BlueShield in Seattle, Wash. and the five-hospital MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash. have teamed up to launch an accountable care program. The insurer and provider aim to further enhance care and bend the medical cost curve for people in the south Puget Sound region of the state.

The initiative will include a shared incentive reimbursement arrangement for services at MultiCare hospitals and clinics, which will be aligned with increased focus on quality and patient care goals that are mutually agreed to by Regence and MultiCare.

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Source: Insurer, Provider Team Up for Accountable Care in Washington