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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Emory Healthcare announce partnership

On January 22, 2014, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. (BCBSGa) and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc., the state's largest health solutions company, and Emory Healthcare, the state's largest health care system, announced the signing of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) agreement. This partnership between BCBSGa and Emory is designed to improve quality, enhance personal health care and reduce medical costs by increasing collaboration and efficiency.

"This collaborative partnership features incentives for both organizations to achieve improved health outcomes for thousands of Georgians," said Morgan Kendrick, President of BCBSGa. "This value-based relationship will give Emory physicians access to BCBSGa patient data that will improve care coordination and increase patient engagement."  

"This is an exciting opportunity that we strongly believe will have a profound and positive impact on the way health care is delivered throughout Georgia," says John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. "More and more organizations are trending towards partnerships like these because of the direct benefits for everyone involved, most importantly our patients."

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