Allina Health, Blue Cross form new insurance option

[Pioneer Press, Sept. 19, 2012] Health insurers in Minnesota are jumping on the ACO bandwagon. ACO is the abbreviation for “accountable care organization,” a new system that links insurance companies, hospitals and doctors with the idea of better coordinating care and costs.

On Tuesday, Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced a similar product in conjunction with the Minneapolis-based Allina Health System. Read the full story at and the Allina/Blue Cross announcement here.

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