THIC ACO Poster for Practices 2023

 

[Name of Office/Practice/Provider] is part of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). We’ve teamed up with other doctors, hospitals, and health care providers to make sure you get the best care. We provide coordinated care for you to get well & stay well

  • You get patient-centered care focused on YOUR needs.
  • Your health care providers can see the same test results, treatments, and prescriptions.
  • More coordination helps prevent medical errors and drug interactions.
  • You may save time, money, and frustration by avoiding repeated tests and appointments.
  • Better communication can help protect against Medicare fraud and waste.

Ask about signing up for our secure online portal. You’ll get 24-hour access to your personal health information, including lab results and communication from your health care provider. When you choose a health care provider that participates in an ACO, they’ll help you get the right care at the right time. You can visit Medicare.gov and log into (or create) your secure Medicare account to choose a primary care doctor. Medicare protects the privacy of your health information. If you don’t want Medicare to share your health information with your doctors for care coordination, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Medicare may still share general information to measure provider quality. For more information on how Medicare may use and give out your information, visit Medicare.gov and search for "privacy."

Get the most from your care with our communication & support Want more information?

Ask our front desk, or call us at [add phone number]. You can also visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

Learn more about Accountable Care Organizations here:

 

  • An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high quality service and care at the right time in the right setting.
  • [Doctor/Practice Name is OR “I am”] participating in Trinity Health Integrated Care, a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO.
  • An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage Plan, (like an HMO or PPO), or an insurance plan.
  • ACOs don’t change your Medicare benefits.
  • Your doctors will have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors.
  • To help you get better, more coordinated care, Medicare will share certain health information with us about the care you get from your doctors and other health care providers unless you ask Medicare not to share it. Medicare may also share your health information with other ACOs in which your other doctors or health care providers participate.
  • [Doctor’s Name OR Practice Name] may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you see or hospitals you visit.
  • If you want Medicare to share information about the health care you received with Trinity Health Integrated Care or with other ACOs in which your other doctors or health care providers participate, there’s nothing more you need to do.
  • If you do not want Medicare to share your health care information, you need to call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and tell the representative that your doctor is part of an ACO and you don’t want Medicare to share your health care information. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
  • If you change your mind in the future, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the representative what you have decided. We can’t communicate with Medicare on your behalf.
  • Even if you decline to share your health care information, Medicare will still use your information for some purposes, like assessing the financial and quality of care performance of the providers participating in ACOs. Also, Medicare may share some of your health care information with ACOs when measuring the quality of care given by health care providers participating in those ACOs.