Are you a Medicare Shared Savings Program Beneficiary?
Your Physician has Chosen to Participate in a New Care Coordination Program
Your Physician has Chosen To Participate in a New Care Coordination Program
Your personal primary care physician has chosen to participate in a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO), namely Banner Health Network (BHN).
Because of your doctor’s participation with BHN, you are sharing information with the team of medical professionals most responsible for your care, especially your physician. As a result, you can be assured that team will have access to important health information about you when and where we need it. This coordinated team-based approach helps ensure you get the right care at the right time. Your doctor is supported by other health professionals, like nurse case managers and pharmacists, who may be called in to support you if you have an unexpected hospitalization or new diagnosis. You also gain the support of the Banner Health Network Nurse On-Call. This 24-hour service is available to you at no charge whenever you have a health question or need to find care. If you would like to see a list of all the physicians participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO with BHN, click here.
You Can Still Choose Any Doctor or Hospital
Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing, and this isn’t a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time. We may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you use or hospitals you visit.
We’re Working to Improve Your Care
An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better service and care. The goal of an ACO is for our physicians to communicate closely with your other health care providers to deliver high-quality care and meet your unique individual needs and preferences. ACOs may be rewarded for providing you with better, more coordinated care.