UnitedHealthCare Announces Deal That Could Affect 20,000 In Central FL

UnitedHealthCare Announces Deal That Could Affect 20,000 In Central FL

Health insurer UnitedHealthcare will partner with a local doctor’s group in a move they say will lower health care costs.

The move could affect more than 20,000 people in central Florida. Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, were created by the Affordable Care Act, and the idea was simple: If doctors can prove they can save money without sacrificing the quality of the care, the government will give them a cut of the savings.

Starting this April, UnitedHealthcare will partner with Florida Accountable Care Services to see if their successful ACO could work for more than 20,000 central Floridians with private insurance.

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