Accountable Care Organization
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high-quality service and care at the right time in the right setting.
ACOs Don’t Change Your Medicare Benefits
- An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan.
- If you have traditional Medicare, you still have the right to see any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time.
- Cotton O’Neil physicians may recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you see or hospitals you visit.
How Will An ACO Help My Doctor Coordinate My Care?
- You benefit because your doctors will be part of a better-coordinated team.
- You may not have to fill out as many medical forms that ask for the same information.
- Each of your doctors will not only know about the health issues they’ve treated, but they will also have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors.
Additional ACO Information
If you have questions or concerns, you can talk with your Cotton O’Neil Primary Care physician or call Stormont Vail’s Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 or (800) 432-2951 at any time (phones are answered 24/7).
You can also visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048). (TTY 785-354-5260)
ACO Name and Location:
Cotton-O’Neil ACO llc
Previous Names: N/A
1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604