Arizona Care Network is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created this structure to enable groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to the Medicare patients they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.
Note: ACN was originally established to serve Medicare patients. Our success under this model led to growth into other types of insurance coverage as well.
About the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) founded the Global and Professional Direct Model (GPDC) in 2021 as a Model where healthcare providers who share a common vision work together to further improve the healthcare provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The healthcare providers who participate in Arizona Care Network are voluntarily taking part in this Model with the goal of providing better quality care for our Medicare fee-for-service patients. All healthcare providers participating in our GPDC Model have joined with CMS in committing to your needs and preferences, and to emphasize the coordination of your care. You can learn more about this Model by clicking here. As always, you can contact Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048). GPDC Model required disclosures.