For Atlantic and Horizon, shared accountability results in better outcomes, cost savings
As a longtime health care insurance executive, Allen Karp can recall many a meeting when his side sat across the table from a provider and negotiated — and argued — about rates of reimbursements. In the end, neither side ever really won.
And the patients always lost.
That’s why Karp, who serves as the executive vice president of health care management and transformation at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and Brian Gragnolati, the CEO of Atlantic Health System, were eager to explain how their organizations have been saving consumers money — and improving quality of care — in a unique partnership that began in January 2019.