Find information on what the Shared Savings Program means for beneficiaries receiving care from health care practitioners in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
What to Expect
- Health care providers must display a poster acknowledging their participation in the Shared Savings Program at their place of service.
Empowering Patients to Make Decisions About Their Healthcare
- ACOs do not limit your Original Medicare benefits.
- You have the right to choose any hospital or doctor that accepts Medicare, at any time, even if that hospital or doctor is not a part of the ACO.
- Providers may make recommendations, but you can always choose which doctors or hospitals to use.
- You are now able to select your primary clinician who you believe is most accountable for your care on MyMedicare.gov. Your primary clinician may be better able to engage you in health care decisions, ultimately improving your overall care management and health outcomes.
- For more information, refer to the beneficiary fact sheet titled Empowering Patients to Make Decisions About Their Healthcare: Register for MyMedicare.gov and Select Your Primary Clinician (Spanish translation also available).
- For instructions regarding how to select and/or change your primary clinician on MyMedicare.gov, refer to the video titled How to Choose a Primary Clinician on MyMedicare.gov (Spanish translation also available).
Protected Medical Information
- Federal law protects the privacy and security of your medical information.
- Only the doctors and health care staff coordinating your care have access to your medical information.
- You may choose to decline sharing your health care information by calling 1-800-MEDICARE.
Find Out More
To learn more about ACOs:
- Talk to your doctor.
- Call 1-800-MEDICARE.
- Visit Accountable Care Organizations & You.
- Read the Medicare & You Handbook.
- View the ACO map (As of July 1, 2019).
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