What is the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?
An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better service and care. The goal of an ACO is for your doctors to be able to communicate closely with each other to deliver high-quality care and meet your unique individual needs and preferences. ACOs may share in savings for providing you with better, more coordinated care at a lower cost to Medicare. You still have a right to use any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time. This isn't a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan, and your Medicare benefits do not change. If you would like more information on an ACO you may contact 1-800-MEDICARE or click here to go to Medicare.gov.