Reliance Healthcare, which includes Medicare health plans, an ACO, and a 600-doctor physician organization, will become known as CCA Health Michigan
BOSTON, MA — March 31, 2022 —Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), a national, multi-state healthcare organization with proven expertise in complex care coordination and delivery, has completed its majority stake acquisition of Michigan-based Reliance Healthcare. This marks another milestone for CCA’s long-term growth strategy to achieve mission-driven geographic diversification.
Through the acquisition, members of Reliance Healthcare, which serves nearly 20,000 individuals across seven counties in the southeastern part of Michigan, will be introduced to CCA’s uncommon care® model. This unique model delivers better health outcomes through seamless integration, a community focus and an emphasis on the behavioral and social determinants of health that account for so many critical gaps in care. As part of the acquisition, Reliance Healthcare will eventually become known as CCA Health Michigan.
“This acquisition advances our vision of transforming the nation’s healthcare for individuals with the most significant needs and we are thrilled to introduce our pioneering, proven and perfected care model to Michigan for the first time,” said CCA President of Markets Courtney Murphy. “The dedicated physicians and healthcare leaders at Reliance share our mission-focused approach, and we are excited for the opportunity to merge our experience and expertise in innovating, coordinating and providing the highest-quality care for those who need it most.”
“We created Reliance to deliver superior primary and specialty care for communities in Southeastern Michigan and break down the barriers that too often stood between our patients and a healthier life,” said Dr. Nazmul Haque, CEO and founder of Reliance Healthcare, who will continue to play a prominent leadership role in the organization, and in the community. “By joining together with Commonwealth Care Alliance, we can better deliver on this mission.”
Both CCA and Reliance have provider roots and are mission-focused on improving the quality of care for individuals with significant needs. Through this acquisition, Reliance members and patients will be able to access CCA’s uncommon care model, which has been demonstrated to improve quality and health outcomes and enhance the member and patient experience.
About Commonwealth Care Alliance
Based in Boston, Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a multi-state integrated care system influencing innovative models of complex care nationwide. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA focuses on sustainable and evidence-based healthcare breakthroughs that improve the health and well-being of people with significant needs, and advocates for affordable, high-quality, and cost-effective policies that lead to healthcare equity for individuals who need it most. The CCA care model is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country at finding and engaging traditionally hard-to-reach individuals—since 2016*, consumers have consistently rated CCA One Care as one of the best for overall experience and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 stars for 2022. CCA recently began a multi-year, mission-aligned geographic diversification growth strategy to extend its proven care model throughout the United States, and now serves more than 62,000 individuals and operates health plans in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Michigan. Learn more about CCA at www.commonwealthcarealliance.org/aboutus or follow CCA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
*Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.