How Does It Work?

Your primary care doctor leads a care team that includes physician assistants, medical assistants and registered nurses to help manage your health if you have been diagnosed with a complex illness and make sure your preventative service are up-to-date so that you stay healthy throughout the year.

Your primary care doctor uses electronic health records (EHR) shared securely with other doctors and care managers throughout the health system to help keep you and your care team on the same page in regards to other specialty doctors you may be seeing, what medicine(s) you're taking, your health history and your test resultsin real time. This also helps your doctors spot any gaps in your care.

What Is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

An ACO is a healthcare organization that ties payments to quality measures and the cost of care. ACOs are formed from a group of doctors that committed to being accountable to patients and payers for the quality, appropriateness and efficiency of healthcare services that are delivered. ACO's are all about doctors, hospitals, health plans, post-acute care facilities and others working together to make sure you get the right care at the right time and at the right cost.