Allina Health is participating in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.
An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers working together with Medicare to give better service and care to patients.
The goals of the ACO program are:
This ACO is only for fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare patients and not Medicare Advantage based beneficiaries.
To learn more about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), you can do the following:
Accountable Care Organizations and you: Frequently asked questions for people with Medicare
To help you get the best possible care, Medicare shares information with Allina Health about the care their patients get. Having this information helps your doctor(s) and health care team give you the best possible care. Your privacy is very important to us, and you control how your personal information is used. To prevent Medicare from sharing your personal information with Allina Health:
Through a competitive process, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chose Allina Health as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization.