For Beneficiary & Caregivers:
Your doctors work hard to provide you with the best medical care in the world. But they don't always know about diagnostic tests, procedures and prescriptions you may have received from other physicians. Medicare wants to ensure that all doctors have the resources and information they need to coordinate your care. That’s why so many doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers are partnering in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) - to provide you better, more coordinated health care.
When your doctor, health care provider, or hospital decides to coordinate with other doctors through an ACO, you’ll benefit because the doctors will be part of a better team. They will work together to get you the right care at the right time in the right setting.
"....Imagine healthcare that's built around a team of physicians, focused on prevention and early intervention, rather than treating the problem after you've become ill. Care that offers you easy access to your current team of health specialists, all working together for you. Care that connects all these providers through electronic medical records. Care that offers you treatment options based on the latest studies of what works best. Care that meets your needs anytime, day or night. Care that controls costs for you and for America...."