In recent years, many commercial payers have jumped on the accountable care bandwagon to address the rising cost of care.
Arizona Care Network strategically partners with commercial insurance companies to provide affordable employer-sponsored plans, Medicare advantage plans, and individual and family plans.
The Payer-Provider Partnership
By partnering with an accountable care organization like Arizona Care Network, commercial payers can offer insurance plans that incentivize provider networks to deliver quality care at a lower cost. This benefits the patient, the payer, and the provider. ACN helps patients (and insurance companies) save money by focusing on preventive screenings, reducing unnecessary tests, and coordinating in-network care. This care model is known as value-based medicine.
Value-based medicine requires close collaboration between payers and providers. With the collective goal of better care at a lower cost, payers and providers work together through:
Patient engagement and outreach
Technology tools and resources
ACN currently partners with the following commercial payers:
ACN is the provider network for Aetna’s employer-sponsored health insurance product in Maricopa County.
ACN and UnitedHealthcare launched a commercial insurance product in 2014. Following the success of the initial product, UnitedHealthcare created additional employer-sponsored plans built on Arizona Care Network.