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An Accountable Care Organization...

is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to provide:
• High-quality service and care
• At the right time
• In the right setting

If your doctor participates in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), he or she will work closely with other doctors and health care providers to coordinate care for those who have traditional Medicare. If you do not have a primary care doctor, or you want to switch to a doctor in an ACO, you can find one by registering with MyMedicare.gov and choosing a Primary Clinician.

Here is how an ACO will help your doctor coordinate your care:

  • 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 know about your health issues that they have treated, and they will have a more complete picture of your entire health profile by talking with your other doctors

BJC’s Accountable Care Organization is focused on achieving improved patient-centered health outcomes and cost savings by improving care coordination and disease coordination for patients; expanding evidence-based care delivery models; and developing a structure that provides sharing of cost savings, if any, to ACO participants.

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The BJC ACO Blog

BJC Celebrates its Annual Diversity Week

16 Sep 2022

The BJC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites team members to celebrate Diversity Week and its theme, “Belonging is Intentional,” Sept. 19-25. Community members are also invited to join a virtual panel discussion, “Creating Belonging Together.” The event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21.

BJC HealthCare again offers free flu shots to St. Louis community

12 Sep 2022

Getting a flu shot is important every year — but this year experts are predicting an especially severe flu season compared to recent years. For the 19th year, thanks to funding from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, free flu shots will be available in the St. Louis area for residents 6 months and older. Health insurance is not required to receive a flu shot.