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In an April 9, 2012 press release Bon Secours Medical Group and CIGNA (NYSE:CI) announced the launch of and accountable care initiative to "expand patient access to health care, improve care coordination, and achieve the "triple aim" of improving health outcomes, lowering medical costs and increasing patient satisfaction. ... As part of the agreement, CIGNA will compensate Bon Secours physicians for medical services they provide as well as for the care coordination services" by clinical care coordinators. "Additionally, the practice may be rewarded through a ""pay for performance"" structure for improving quality and lowering medical costs" for 8,000 individuals covered by CIGNA health plan who receive care" from Bon Secours primary care physicians. To see the press release click here.