Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
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What is an ACO?
An ACO is a group of health care providers who take responsibility for the total cost and quality of care for their patients, and in exchange they can receive a portion of the savings they achieve.
An ACO agrees to work together with Medicare to give patients the best possible care.
- ACOs have agreements with Medicare to be financially accountable for the quality, cost and experience of care that traditional fee-for-service Medicare patients receive.
- According to ACO program guidance and specifications, participating in an ACO may involve earned shared savings payments or incurred losses.
ACOs are rewarded when they lower growth in Medicare Parts A and B expenditures (relative to their benchmark) while meeting quality performance standards.
During the time frame of the shared-risk arrangement of the program, ACOs must repay CMS for shared losses, if they are incurred.
Together our goal is to improve your experience, medical quality and coordination of care.
In supporting this goal, the ACOs have Case Manager/ Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse, Care Coordinators and the Care team who work directly with provider practice to help patient stay healthy. We are committed to providing you with exceptional care and an outstanding experience at no additional cost.
Some of these services may include:
Care coordination after discharge of a hospital.
Care Management services by Nurses, Social Workers, and Nurse Practitioners.
Pharmacists to review and help manage your medications.
Professional help with managing your diseases.
When necessary, home visits to assist you in obtaining the care you need.
ACO Governing Body
ACO Key Clinical and Administrative Leaders
ACO Quality Committee(s)
Doctors Working Giving and Serving (DWGAS)
Address: 1423 Broadway #147 Oakland, CA, 94612