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For more than seven decades, Independence Blue Cross has built a strong working relationship with health care professionals and their patients. Health Care Law is changing many aspects of how health care is delivered. What won’t change is our dedication to partnering with health care professionals to improve patients’ health and well-being. Count on us to provide timely and relevant information about any changes to our processes, products, or services that we must make to comply with the new law.

Health Care Law provides additional money to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a network of doctors and hospitals that share responsibility for providing care to patients and keeping them well. The ACO will manage all of the health care needs of a minimum of 5,000 Medicare beneficiaries for at least three years.

Over the past few years, the Patient-Centered Medical Home has emerged as a promising approach to delivering better and more cost-effective primary care and as a fundamental component to a successful ACO. Since 2008, Independence Blue Cross has made a commitment to better primary care through its participation in Pennsylvania’s Chronic Care Initiative, a groundbreaking patient-centered medical home care model.

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