Developed by a group of experienced physicians of independent practices. Carolinas ACO recognizes that the healthcare environment is changing and that traditional fee-for-service contracting is a non-sustainable model for our constituent physicians has hence adopted the value-based contractual arrangements.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are group of health care
providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high
quality care to their Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. The goal of coordinated
care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill,
get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary
duplication of services and preventing medical errors.
"Accountable Care Organizations will improve coordination and communication among physicians and other providers which will help improve care and lower costs for Medicare beneficiaries," said Marilyn B. Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. "We are excited to welcome Carolinas ACO as a partner with Medicare and look forward to working with them to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries in Carolinas.