Notice to Patients
[Doctor /Practice Name is OR “I am”] Participating in a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Providing Better, Coordinated Care for You
[Doctor/Practice name is OR “I am”] participating in Trinity Health Integrated Care, a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO. An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and/or other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better, more coordinated service and health care. Think of an ACO as a team made up of your doctors and other health care providers. We are working together to share important information and resources about your individual needs and preferences.
Doctors and hospitals in an ACO communicate with you and with each other to make sure that you get the care you need when you’re sick, and the support you need to stay healthy.
You Can Still Choose Any Doctor or Hospital
Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing. ACOs are not a Medicare Advantage plan, an HMO plan, or an insurance plan of any kind. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may recommend that you see particular doctors or health care providers, but it’s always your choice about what doctors and providers you use or hospitals you visit.