Betty Hayward, a Medicare Beneficiary Representative, explains how accountable care organizations help you coordinate between your various health care providers to increase effectiveness and efficiency of treatment.
If you do not have a primary care doctor, or want to switch to a doctor in an ACO, you can find one by registering with MyMedicare.gov and choosing a Primary Clinician.
These resources may help you make care decisions and prepare for conversations with your family, friends and doctors. These links are for different situations and you likely will not need all of them.
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Prepare for Your Care Step-by-step program with video stories to help you have a voice in your medical care.
The Conversation Project Helping people share their wishes for health care.
Get Palliative Care Living with a serious illness? Advice to improve your qualify of life along with curative efforts.
Missouri Bar Association Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare forms and information from the Missouri State Bar.
Illinois Bar Association Illinois State Bar information on health care decisions.
Vial of Life Form that can be printed and filled out with pertinent medical information and displayed in your home for first responders’ use if needed