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.
Discover 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.
Injuries or illnesses can happen quickly, and knowing where to get medical care is important. With BJC HealthCare, there are lots of options for medical care to fit your needs, from walk-in Convenient Care clinics to virtual visits online to emergency care. Know when and where to get the right medical care with this easy guide.
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.
Note: all content and information on the websites are provided by outside organizations for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be relied upon as medical and/or legal advice and is not a substitute for legal advice and/or health care advice. BJC HealthCare and Washington University have no control over, or responsibility for, such content or any personal or financial information you provide to these websites.
Step-by-step program with video stories to help you have a voice in your medical care.
Helping people share their wishes for health care.
Living with a serious illness? Advice to improve your qualify of life along with curative efforts.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare forms and information from the Missouri State Bar.
Illinois State Bar information on health care decisions.
Form that can be printed and filled out with pertinent medical information and displayed in your home for first responders’ use if needed.
Medicare patients of BJC Medical Group doctors, after contact with their doctors, can choose to participate in the nurse care manager service as a part of BJC Accountable Care Organization.
Nurse care managers call patients when they are discharged from the hospital, or when they have been identified as being at a high risk of hospital admission due to chronic disease. Nurse care managers will also follow up with patients for several months if needed.
This printable medication form provides you with an easy-to-fill-out medical record to keep with you in your wallet or purse. Use it to list your emergency contacts, immunization records, medical conditions, surgeries and all medications you are currently taking.
As your primary health care provider, we are committed to helping you improve your overall health. We want to partner with you to better coordinate and manage your health care needs.
We believe that focusing on your unique needs will help us provide the most effective and efficient health care possible.
Annual visits help doctors catch health issues early and prevent many chronic health conditions.
Below are some exams and vaccines that may benefit you, depending on your condition. Please check with your primary care physician to see which apply and when would be the appropriate timeframe to have them completed.
Breast Cancer Screening – Mammogram (yearly)
Colon Cancer Screening – Colonoscopy (every 10 years or as recommended by your physician)
Depression Screening – PHQ (yearly)
Diabetic Dilated Eye Exam (yearly)
Diabetic Foot Exam (yearly)
Fall Risk Assessment (yearly)
Hepatitis C Screening (Once)
Osteoporosis Screening-Bone Density Scan (every 10 years or as recommended by your physician)
Physical/Regular Well Visit/Exam (yearly)
Tetanus/DTap/Tdap Vaccine (every 10 years or as recommended by your physician)
Hemoglobin A1C (6 months)
Flu/Influenza Vaccine (yearly)
Cholesterol/Lipid Panel (yearly)
Pneumonia/Pneumococcal 65+ (once or as recommended by your physician)
Urine Microalbumin (yearly)
Shingles/Zoster Vaccine (Once)