Accountable Care Organization

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to the Medicare (and other insurance)  patients they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.

Health care costs have been going up  world wide over many years.  High costs  affects citizens in many ways.  Health care expenses not only affect the household budget, they affect the function of people trying to access care.  Sometimes delay in care can create a difficult to treat health situation. As severity of disease progresses, so does the cost. 

What can we do to decrease health care costs?

My approach to your care is to keep you you as healthy as possible.  I am here to guide you, answer your questions, and to help you.  It's about you, your comfort, health and happiness.  I want you to live your best life.  I like to treat my patients like family.  I believe compassionate and loving care is the best approach.  We all need a shoulder to lean on at times, I'm here to help.  My staff is the best in the business.  They are experienced, smart and above all - caring!  We all believe that listening and guiding you through your health care needs helps you stay well.     -- Dr Patti 

How does this affect our approach to your care?