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Accountable Care Organization

What is an ACO?

An ACO is an accountable care organization made up of doctors, medical groups, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals who work together to deliver high-quality, coordinated care to the patients they serve. It's called an accountable care organization because these healthcare professionals hold themselves responsible for the quality and results each patient gets.

Learn more by watching our short illustrated video, Accountable Care - It's a good thing!

What Is Coordinated Care?

Coordinated Care means that all the healthcare professionals work together to help make sure patients get the right care at the right time. They communicate with each other, with the goal of preventing medical errors and avoiding needless repetition of services.

What is the Anthem Chronic Care ACO?

HealthCare Partners is working with Anthem Blue Cross to make more information-and more healthcare programs-available to help Anthem Blue Cross PPO plan members stay healthy.

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

HealthCare Partners participates in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization that allows your doctors and other healthcare providers to coordinate and communicate with each other in providing your medical care. The goal of an ACO is increased coordination and communication to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care possible.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.