Congratulation, you’re a part of the physicians directed solution of CMS to save Medicare!in DoctorsACO
Dear All Physicians,
Congratulation, you’re a part of the physicians directed solution of CMS to save Medicare!
The following will occur in coming weeks:
Your patients will receive a letter from CMS indicating that their physician is a part of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Patients may call your office, inquiring about the letter. Please inform your patient that:
ü Doctors ACO is a group of doctors, who work together to provide you with better, more coordinated care. Physicians in an ACO communicate with you & with each other to ensure that you get the care you need when you’re sick, and the support you need to stay healthy and well
ü An ACO isn’t an HMO, managed care or insurance company. Unlike HMOs, managed care, or some insurance plans, an ACO can’t tell you which health care providers to see and can’t change your Medicare benefits
ü Your right to choose any hospital or doctor that accepts Medicare, at any time, will not change even if that doctor or hospital not part of an ACO
ü The providers participating in the ACO will become partners with you in making care decisions. You don't have to have the same medical tests done over and over because your results are shared among your health care team
ü The privacy and security of your medical information is protected by Federal law. The group of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers working together in the ACO will be able to read your medical records, along with other office staff authorized to help coordinate your care
You will receive the list of patients which CMS has assigned to your practice
ACO educational welcome kick-off meeting will occur on February 6th (Friday) 6:00 PM @ Chateau Elan Resort in Winder, GA. All physicians and staff are encouraged to attend this educational meeting. This is a great opportunity for you and your staff to learn ways to successfully run a 5 star medical practice for your patients while saving $ and improving the healthcare quality.
This list include Pts Name. DOB, Gender, and how many time they’ve seen you in past year. Please go over this list with your staff and ensure that all these patients get Annual wellness visits this year. By conducting annual wellness visit you increase revenue in your practice and this ensures that these patients are still assigned to you in 2016.
ACO-Chairman of the Board
Subodh Agrawal, MD