Accountable Care Organization: What is it? - Genesis Health System

Accountable Care Organization

What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

An ACO (Accountable Care Organization) is a group of physicians, hospitals and other providers who come together to coordinate and provide the best possible quality of care. Participating in the ACO does not change your benefits in any way.

Your doctor always focuses on providing a high quality of care, making sure he or she has the resources and information needed to coordinate your care with all of your caregivers.

Working together with your payor, many doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers have decided to participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to give better, more coordinated health care to patients like you.

Many doctors, hospitals and health care providers have decided to coordinate with other health care providers through an ACO. You will benefit because all will work together to get you the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.