Accountable Care Organization
What is an ACO?
Accountable Care Organization is a group of doctors, hospital, and/or healthcare
providers that work together to improve the quality and experience of
care you receive. They’ll work closely with your care team within the ACO.
Are my benefits changing?
Your Medicare benefits are NOT changing. You still have the right to use
any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare at anytime.
Is an ACO a HMO?
An ACO is not an HMO or an insurance plan at all.
Why is my doctor in an ACO?
Working with an ACO is one of the ways MMC helps Medicare give you better
quality care. ACO helps coordinate your health better with getting you
the care you need at the right time in the right setting. Medicare shares
information about your care with providers. Sharing data helps all the
providers that care for the patient. It helps keep providers on track
with medications and tests.
What does sharing healthcare Information mean?
Medicare shares information about your care with providers. Sharing data
helps all the providers that care for the patient. It helps keep providers
on track with medications and tests.
What rights do I have if my doctor is in an ACO?
You will keep getting the same rights enjoyed by all people with Medicare.
Medicare will share information with your doctor’s ACO. This includes
medical conditions, prescriptions and visits to the doctor. You have the
right to decline that your information be shared. You may call 1-800-MEDICARE
(TTY users should call, 1-877-486-2048 or
A letter for the ACO will be at each MMC Clinic for patients.
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ACO Beneficiary Information Notice