Health Choice Preferred and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah announce accountable care collaboration

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SALT LAKE CITY – Health Choice Preferred, a division of IASIS Healthcare, and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah are announcing a new value-based care collaboration. Under the agreement, Health Choice Preferred will manage quality and cost of care for more than 10,000 Utah members enrolled in Regence’s fully insured PPO plans.

As part of the collaboration, Health Choice Preferred’s physicians will utilize a broad range of healthcare population management tools such as predictive analytics, chronic care and disease management programs, and community wellness initiatives to meet set performance benchmarks. Regence’s Utah members will benefit from having access to a more personalized, coordinated experience of care.

"We look forward to working with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah to further grow and implement our proven collaborative physician-patient relationships that better coordinate and enhance quality of care," said Mike Uchrin, CEO for Health Choice. "Health Choice Preferred's network of physicians and hospitals is excited and well positioned to offer services to Regence's Utah members that are tailored to their unique health care needs with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes, quality and value."

Health Choice Preferred is a physician-led and professionally managed accountable care organization with more than 2,000 physicians in Arizona and Utah serving more than 70,000 Medicare, Medicaid and commercial plan members. Regence Health Insurance Services has increasingly utilized accountable care arrangements to enhance member satisfaction and improve care quality measures in Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

“This new partnership with Health Choice Preferred reflects Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah’s ongoing commitment to creating innovative value-based care partnerships that prioritize our members’ experience of care, and that reward exceptional health care outcomes and savings,” said Plan President Jennifer Danielson. “We look forward to seeing the positive results of this collaboration.”

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, based in Salt Lake City, is the state’s first health insurer and now provides nearly 465,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers in Utah and nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com, facebook.com/regenceutah, or twitter.com/regenceutah.