Your doctors try hard to give you high-quality care when you or your loved one resides in a long-term care facility, but it can be a challenge to juggle information. Medicare wants to make sure your doctors have the resources and information they need to coordinate your care. Working together with Medicare, your primary care clinician has decided to participate with our Accountable Care Organization (ACO), called LTC ACO, to give better, more coordinated healthcare to patients and family members like you.
If you or your loved one has Original Medicare and your doctor decides to coordinate with other healthcare providers through LTC ACO, you’ll benefit because they’ll work together to get you the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, whether that is inside or outside of the long-term care facility where you reside.
Coordinated care saves time and costs by avoiding repeated tests and unneeded appointments. It may make it easier to spot potential problems before they become more serious—like drug interactions that can happen if one doctor isn’t aware of what another has prescribed.