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What is an ACO?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.Over the last two years, Coastal 

Medical has acheived an average ACO Quality score of 99.8% from Centers for Medicare 

and Medicaid

The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

Doctors and other health care providers choose to participate in an ACO because they’re committed to providing patients with a better care experience. They may also be financially rewarded for offering better, more coordinated care.  If your doctor chooses to participate in an ACO, you’ll see a poster with information displayed in the office or hospital.

An ACO isn’t a Medicare Advantage Plan or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Patients are still in Original Medicare, and their Medicare benefits, services, rights and protections won’t change. And they still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare at any time, the same way they do now.

View Accountable Care Organizations and You
         en español Las Organizaciones Responsables de la Atención Médica y Usted

View Coastal Medical's ACO Public Disclosure Page

For general information about ACOs, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Or visit the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare