ACO Planned in New York

Westmed will work with UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the insurance and health information technology services businesses of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group, to form the Westmed ACO, according to a news release. Westmed has 220 physicians at nine locations in New York's Westchester County.

The Westmed ACO will be available to Westchester County residents who are covered by UnitedHealthcare's Oxford Health Plans fully insured commercial product starting April 1.

Westmed Medical Group, a multispecialty group medical practice based in Purchase, N.Y., said it is collaborating with UnitedHealth Group to form an accountable care organization.Read the full story: