Navneet Sharda, M.D.of Las Vegas-Your doctors work hard to provide you with high quality care but it can be a challenge to juggle all your complex medical information. Medicare wants to ensure that all your doctors have the resources and information they need to coordinate your care and thus maximize your health.

 

WHAT IS AN ACO?

 

Navneet Sharda, M.D explains that one of the newest advances in the healthcare industry, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors and other healthcare providers who agree to work together with Medicare to give you the best possible care. When providers work together to holistically treat patients, they can simultaneously provide higher quality care, better outcomes and reduced costs. An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors and other healthcare providers who agree to work together with Medicare to give you the best possible care. Most ACOs use advanced systems that let them more carefully track your care, and make sure your doctor has the most up-to-date information about your health. Doctors in ACOs may have better access to the expertise, staff, and technology they need to make sure your care is coordinated across all the places you get services. For you, this coordination could mean less paperwork to fill out at the doctor’s office, avoiding unnecessary tests, or more help for you in dealing with any health conditions. Navneet Sharda M.D. continuet to say that an ACO isn’t the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). You’re still in Original Medicare, and your Medicare benefits, services, rights and protections won’t change. And you still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare at any time, the same way you do now.

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