Texas Health Resources, Cigna form care initiative
About 17,000 North Texas patients insured by Cigna health plans and treated by about 250 primary care doctors in the Texas Health Physicians Group on Jan. 1 became part of an accountable care program, the parties said Monday. "Under the program, THPG physicians will monitor and coordinate all aspects of an individual's medical care to proactively manage interventions and improve overall well-being," they said in a prepared release. Cigna said it's the insurer's fifth accountable care initiative in North Texas. Texas Health, the second-largest hospital system in North Texas, also has a number of accountable care programs with different partners. THPG has more than 800 medical professionals at more than 230 locations in the area.
-- Jim Fuquay