We took the first step when we applied to be a Medicare ACO. We call the ACO - Medicare Value Partners (MVP). It’s a group of Presence Health doctors, hospitals and other caregivers who partnered to give improved care to Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. It’s called an “accountable” care organization because everyone who participates holds themselves accountable for the quality and outcome of each patient’s care.
If you have traditional Medicare, you have the right to use any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time. An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan. Your Medicare benefits will not change at all.
Care Coordinators will work in partnership with you and your doctor to make sure you get the right care. They may call you after an appointment or a procedure to make sure you understand how to take your medicines or schedule follow-up visits.
You may receive an automated call from us to remind you to come for a regular screening or to visit your doctor if you haven’t been at your doctor’s office for a long time. We care, that’s why we call.
Medicare will share your medical information with Medicare Value Partners so that everyone who works with your doctor to care for you can make good decisions based on the same information. However, if you don’t want Medicare to share your information with us, you can fill out a form you’ll receive by mail or at your doctor’s office and decline to share this information. You can also call Medicare at 800.633.4227 (MEDICARE).