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.