Accountable Care Organization
Middletown Valley Family Medicine is a participating Accountable Care Organization (ACO). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who voluntarily come together to give coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare patients.
This coordinated care is meant to ensure that all patients, especially those who are chronically ill, receive the right care at the right time while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing dangerous, costly medical errors.
When an ACO succeeds in delivering high-quality care and the wise spending of healthcare dollars, it shares in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.
Patients of ACO facilities benefit because their doctors are part of a better-coordinated healthcare team. This limits the amount of forms requesting the same information, and allow each doctor to have a complete picture of a patient’s health by talking with other doctors.