Healthy Communities, Improved Care

Bon Secours Healthy Communities ACO, LLC, is a newly created Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), effective January 1, 2017. Part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the MSSP is intended to facilitate cooperation among health care providers for the coordination of care for Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. Healthy Communities ACO is designed to allow participating providers to provide appropriate coordinated care at a time when it is needed and in a setting that is both convenient and appropriate.

Participating health care providers in Healthy Communities have committed to work together voluntarily to provide Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries with the following advantages: 

  • Coordinated Care - The doctors and other providers who are caring for you communicate with each other and partner with you in making health care decisions. Your doctors use data from Medicare, such as your medical history and prescriptions, to help improve how they provide your care.*
  • Efficient Care - You may spend less time filling out medical paperwork because your doctors may already have this information in a confidential electronic health record. You will be able to avoid duplicative medical tests because your doctors and hospitals will share information and coordinate your care.*
  • Cost-Effective Care - Your care providers are reimbursed, in part, based on providing improved care, improved coordination, and improved value - not just more tests and procedures.*
  • Patient-Focused Care - You are the center of care. Your doctors can listen to you, honor your choices, and keep you better informed.*

*source medicare.gov

If you have ACO questions, please call 1-800 MEDICARE.

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