Alegent Health Partners has been selected an Accountable Care Organization under the new federal health care law
Such organizations bring pieces of the health care system into groups to lower costs and eliminate waste.
Alegent Health Partners is made up of Alegent Creighton Health, Alegent Creighton Clinic and other area private practice physicians.
Alegent Health Partners has placed 32 registered nurses in the primary care clinics to work with clinic providers to implement team-care concepts.
More than 250 ACOs have been established, including one with the Nebraska Medical Center and Methodist Hospital.