We are pleased to announce that we are now participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). ACO's are designed to help coordinate patient care to improve quality and reduce costs.
ACOs: A Way to Better Coordinate Your Health Care
We are proud to announce that St. Cloud Medical Group is participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers working together with Medicare to give high quality, more coordinated service and care. By communicating more closely with your other health care providers, ACOs can deliver high-quality, more coordinated care that meets your individual needs and preferences.
You Can Still Choose Any Doctor or Hospital
Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing. ACOs are not a Medicare Advantage plan, an HMO plan, or an insurance plan of any kind. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may recommend that you see particular doctors or providers, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you use or hospitals you visit.