What We Do
What's An Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?
- ACOs are groups of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give patients high quality service and care at the right time in the right setting.
- Participating physicians in a Medicare Shared Savings ACO agree to work closely with other doctors and health care providers in the ACO to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries, who have traditional Medicare.
- The ACO may share in any savings that result from providing high quality and more coordinated care.
ACOs Don't Change Your Patient's Medicare Benefits
- An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan.
- Patients with traditional Medicare, still have the right to use any
or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time.
- Physicians may continue to recommend that patients see
for specific health needs, but it's always the patient's choice about what
doctors to use or hospitals to visit.
How Will An ACO Help Coordinate Patient Care?
- Patients benefit because their doctors will be part of a better coordinated team.
- Patients may not have to fill out as many medical forms
that ask for the
- Doctors will not only know about the health issues they've
will have a more complete picture through
talking with other doctors.