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UMACO: Beneficiary Information


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Benefits of an ACO

United Medical Accountable Care Organization (UMACO) providers work together to ensure that you get the right care, at the right time and in the most appropriate setting to ensure a healthier you.

What does it mean for me and my family?

Coordinated. Team-based. Value-Conscious Care.
Providing you the best possible health care goes beyond routine exams and prescription refills (see faqs). As we grow older and our health needs grow, we are often required to visit multiple providers and hospitals, carry out multiple tests or fill various prescriptions. Add to this the various stresses of daily living that can impact our ability to get well and stay well.

In response to this, Medicare is working with your health care providers to promote better, more coordinated health care. United Medical has created a team-based approach to medicine known as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Our Care Coordinators seek to build upon the working relationships between our ACO participants and with other providers in the service area, to promote continuity of services —without unnecessary duplication of care.

Medicare Beneficiary FAQs

What is an ACO?
How do I know if my doctor is participating in an ACO?
Do I have to participate in an ACO since my doctor is?
Can I still see all of my regular Medicare doctors and healthcare providers even though my doctor participates in an ACO?
Can I still choose to receive services from any new doctor, hospital or healthcare provider that I want to, even though my doctor is participating in an ACO?
What information about me will the ACO have access to?
How can I decline to have my health care information shared?
What if I change my mind and decide that I do want to share my health care information in the future?
What if I’m already happy with my care the way it is?
How will being in an ACO help my doctor?

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