Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Oct. 29 said it is partnering with Caravan Health to enhance its Blue Premier value-based care network, creating a new ACO for rural hospitals and providers. In a press release, the insurer pointed to challenges rural providers face when adopting value-based care practices that it intends to tackle by using Caravan’s solutions to bridge the technology gap. The Blue Premier program is one of the largest moves toward value-based care ever made by a commercial insurer. Blue Cross NC in August said Blue Premier generated $153 million in savings since its January 2019 launch, and about 52% of its 2,595,509 members see a participating provider.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans