A partnership was formed between Barnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to establish an accountable care organization. As part of the deal, payments will be made by Horizon BCBSNJ to the ACO's providers when they meet health improvement, cost and patient satisfaction standards. "Our collaborative ACO program highlights our mutual desire to transform the health care delivery system in New Jersey by providing support to improve care coordination and positive patient outcomes," said Jim Albano of Horizon BCBSNJ.

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