Patients

Rural ACO

LIVING WELL
King's Daughters' Health is participating in a new Care Coordination Program.

What's an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

  • ACOs are groups of doctors and other healthcare providers who voluntarily work together with Fee-for-Service Medicare to give you high quality service and care at the right time in the right setting.
  • Your doctor has agreed to participate in a Medicare ACO and to work closely with other doctors and healthcare providers in the ACO to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries, like yourself.
  • The ACO may share in any savings that result from providing you with high quality and more coordinated care.

ACOs don't change your Fee-for-Service Medicare Benefits

  • An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan.
  • If you have Medicare, you still have the right to see any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time.
  • King's Daughters' Health may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it's your choice about what doctors you see or hospitals you visit.

How will an ACO help my doctor coordinate my care?

  • You benefit because your doctors will be part of a better coordinated team.
  • You may not have to fill out as many forms that ask for the same information.
  • Each of your doctors will not only know about the health issues they've treated, they will have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions or concerns, you may talk with King's Daughters' Health at any time by calling (812) 801-9570.  You may also visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048).