Hartford HealthCare creates new joint venture with Tufts Health Plan


Hartford HealthCare creates new joint venture with Tufts Health Plan

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Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan have joined forces to create a new and innovative health plan in Connecticut.

Their joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut, will harness the expertise of both organizations, bringing the physicians, hospitals and a health plan together to work in alignment, increasing quality and improving the coordination of care for its members. The company will offer Medicare Advantage plans to eligible beneficiaries, pending approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

"This new partnership represents an important chapter in a larger story about the exciting shift occurring across the American health care delivery system — for providers and health plans to create meaningful partnerships to make care more accessible, consumer friendly, affordable and ultimately more coordinated," said Elliot Joseph, CEO of Hartford HealthCare. "This collaboration also aligns with our vision to create a meaningful relationship with those we serve and become the trusted health care provider."

This is the second joint venture for Tufts Health Plan, having launched Tufts Health Freedom Plan in New Hampshire in 2015.

Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan, said: "Our partnership with Hartford HealthCare comes at a very important time in the quickly shifting health care landscape, where providing the highest quality care to our members while effectively managing costs is critical.

"Tufts Health Plan has been engaged in value-based models for more than 20 years, rooted in our Medicare Advantage business and now in place across all our business lines. We know health plan-provider collaborations can improve the experience for patients. We are excited to bring a new health plan choice to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries in Connecticut."

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