Cigna said it has expanded its collaborative care program with five new Florida medical groups, reading an additional 75,000 Cigna lives, effective January 1. The newest agreements are with Advantage Health Network (Ft. Lauderdale), a clinically integrated ACO between Tenet and independent South Florida physicians; Palm Beach ACO;  Florida Hospital Medical Group (Orlando), a multi specialty physician group affiliated with Adventist; Florida Accountable Care Services (Winter Park); and Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network.

Cigna now has 13 collaborative care agreements in Florida and 142 nationwide.

Separately, Cigna said it launched a collaborative care agreement with Sequent Health Physician partners, marking the first ACO for the Lawrenceville, Ga.-based medical group. The agreement includes 460 providers, including 125 in primary care physicians.

Sequent Health Physician Partners is a clinically integrated network of about 460 physicians. It is owned by Gwinnett Health System.

Health Net of California is expanding its ACO with University of California (UC) employees at UC campuses in Davis, Irvine and San Diego in 2016. Health Net currently has accountable care agreements with UC employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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