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All about ACOs

  • •  ACOs are groups of doctors or other health care professionals who work together and with Medicare. They work together to give patients high-quality care when and where they need it.

    • Your doctor has agreed to be part of a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO. This means your doctor will work with other doctors and health care professionals who are also part of the ACO. They will work together to coordinate care for patients who have Original Medicare. (“Coordinate” means they will help make sure patients get the right care at the right time.)

    • The ACO may share in savings that come from giving you high-quality and more coordinated care.

  • • An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan.

    • If you have Original Medicare, you can still see any doctor or visit any hospital that accepts Medicare. You can visit a doctor or hospital at any time.

    • Your doctor may suggest that you see certain doctors for your care. You can always decide which doctors you see and which hospitals you visit.

  • • You benefit because your doctor is part of a team of professionals that works together to give you the care you need when you need it.

    • You may not have to fill out as many medical forms if they ask for the same information.

    • Each of your doctors will know about your health problems and the care other doctors have given you. 

    • Your doctors will also have a more complete picture of your health because they will talk with your other doctors.

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Where to find more information about ACOs


You can find more information about ACOs here. Or you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

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Learn about our ACO’s organizational information and performance results.

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