Eight other hospital systems involved with Horizon’s new alliance

By Anjalee Khemlani, September 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Eight other hospital systems — representing a total of 12 hospitals, many of which are in South Jersey — will directly benefit from the OMNIA Health Alliance that was announced Thursday, NJBIZ has learned.

The alliance is a partnership between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, six major health systems, which include 22 hospitals, and one major physician's group.

The original announcement, however, did not including the additional hospital systems, which will be a part of the Tier 1 plan when it rolls out in October.

AtlantiCare (based in Pomona), Cape Regional Medical Center (Cape May), Cooper University Health System (Camden), Englewood Hospital (Englewood), Meridian Health (Wall), Shore Medical Center (Somers Point), St. Joseph's (Paterson) and Princeton HealthCare System (Plainsboro) will be included in the program, according to someone familiar with the partnership.

The OMNIA Alliance includes Atlantic Health System, Barnabas Health, Hackensack University Health Network, Hunterdon Healthcare, Inspira Health Network, Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Summit Medical Group.

The alliance partners will be involved in the governing committee tasked with overseeing the new healthcare delivery method and ensuring compliance and quality.

Including the eight other partners, six of which are located in South Jersey, will help create a statewide network of hospitals for Horizon members to choose from.