Cost Containment and Utilization Improvement Data Welcomed by Advocate-Blue Cross ACO
AdvocateCare, the accountable care organization (ACO) formed between Advocate Health Care and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois serving a defined population of just under 400,000.
Three years into their ACO agreement AdvocateCare, Illinois’ largest health network and health insurer has reported data on reducing the admission rates for 200,000 PPO members s by roughly 1.5% over the 2011 to 2012 period. That same rate rose in other Blue Cross PPOs by just over 2% in a similar time frame.
Length of hospital stay data under the AdvocateCare ACO also reported comparable improvement against the rest of the PPO network.