BJC Accountable Care Organization
When your doctors can communicate more easily, you’ll receive better care that meets your unique needs. That’s our goal as the first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the St. Louis area. We work together with Medicare to provide high-quality service and care at the right time and in the right setting.
Improving health outcomes and cost savings.
BJC’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) 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
Developing a structure that provides sharing of cost savings, if any, to ACO participants
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.
How will an Accountable Care Organization 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
An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors and other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better service and care. The goal of an ACO is for your doctors to communicate closely with your other health care providers to deliver high-quality care and meet your individual needs and preferences. The ACO may be rewarded for providing you with high-quality, better coordinated care.
BJC HealthCare was the first in the St. Louis area to become an Accountable Care Organization. BJC has partnered with many physicians and their practices to better coordinate care and improve the health of our community.