With the goal of serving accountable care organizations, three Northeast Blues plans and a data aggregation/analysis vendor will acquire NaviNet Inc., a health care transactions processing vendor. Terms of the acquisition, expected to close within 30 days, were not disclosed.

The plans are Highmark Inc., Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Independence Blue Cross, joined by vendor Lumeris. Boston-based NaviNet is a veteran processor of clinical and administrative transactions between providers and payers. The company in 2011 launched Doc Xchange to enter the clinical transactions processing arena, enabling providers to transmit medical documentation among themselves, or with insurers, government agencies and health information exchanges.

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