The Polyclinic has formed an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that has been accepted to participate as a Shared Savings Program ACO. As a Shared Savings Program ACO, The Polyclinic will work with CMS to provide Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with high quality service and care.
Working to Provide You Coordinated Care
- The Polyclinic partners with local health care providers and hospitals to provide you with coordinated care.
- The Polyclinic doctors and other providers who are helping care for you will communicate with each other, and partner with you in making health care decisions.
- You spend less time filling out medical history paper work because your Polyclinic doctor maintains your information in an electronic health record.
- You can have fewer repeated medical tests because your Polyclinic physician and other healthcare providers will share information and coordinate your care.
- You’ll be in the center of care, and your Polyclinic doctor will be better able to keep you informed, and to keep listening and honoring your choices.
How ACOs share information
- Your Polyclinic doctor receives data from Medicare to help improve how they provide care. For example, your doctors will get your medical information from Medicare to help them to know your medical history, including your medical conditions, prescriptions, and visits to the doctor, and give you the right care at the right time in the right setting.
- Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers working together in an ACO are able to read your medical records, along with other office staff authorized to help coordinate your care.
- The privacy and security of your medical information is protected by federal law. You'll continue to get the same rights enjoyed by all people with Medicare.
To become a part of The Polyclinic and its ACO, please contact The Polyclinic directly for further assistance. For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.