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Capital BlueCross, Physicians' Alliance Ltd. Launch an Accountable Care Arrangement in Lancaster Area

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 16, 2011) – Capital BlueCross and Physicians' Alliance Ltd. (PAL) today announced an expanded partnership that will enhance coordination of patient care, dramatically improve quality, and significantly improve health outcomes.

By working together, this new Accountable Care Arrangement will provide a more comprehensive, accountable approach to the delivery of medical services.

The program brings expanded medical value to the members of the Lancaster community and represents a groundbreaking way in which health care will be delivered.

During the multi-year partnership, Physicians' Alliance Ltd. primary care practices and Capital BlueCross will share claims and medical record data on a real time basis in order to identify Capital BlueCross members who can benefit from stronger outreach efforts designed to monitor and coordinate the patient’s total spectrum of medical care. By focusing on the needs of the patient, particularly those with chronic conditions, and working with the patient to establish and manage a comprehensive plan of care, the parties believe they can increase doctor-patient face time, improve patient health and satisfaction, establish and monitor continued treatment, and help to reduce waste and care fragmentation.