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16 New ACOs in Florida

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services approved 106 accountable care organizations, and 16 of the new ACOs will be in Florida, FierceHealthcarereports.

In an ACO, doctors and hospitals form networks that coordinate care for patients, according to Kaiser Health News, which has a fact sheeton the details of ACOs. Many new ACOs formed after the passage of the federal health law, according to FierceHealthcare.

Two ACOs will be formed by a group of Miami-Dade doctors and Walgreens, the Miami Heraldreports.

Here are the new Florida ACOs:

  1. Accountable Care Coalition of North Central Florida, LLC
  2. Accountable Care Network of Florida, LLC
  3. ACO Health Partners
  4. American Health Alliance, LLC
  5. Baroma Healthcare International
  6. Bay Area Florida Physicians Trust
  7. Collaborative Care of Florida, LLC
  8. Integral Healthcare, LLC
  9. MCM Accountable Care Organization, LLC
  10. Nature Coast ACO, LLC
  11. Paradigm ACO, LLC
  12. Physician Collaborative Trust ACO, LLC
  13. Primary Care Alliance, LLC
  14. Primary Partners, ACIP, LLC
  15. ProCare Med, LLC
  16. South Florida ACO, LLC

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.