Frequently Asked Questions

  • If my doctor is in an ACO, can I still see whatever doctor I want?
  • Is an ACO a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), managed care or an insurance company?
  • How do I know if my doctor is in an ACO? What should I expect if my doctor is in an ACO?
  • What rights do I have if my doctor is in an ACO?
  • Who can read my medical information? And will it be protected?
  • How will an ACO lead to better care for me?
  • Where can I find more information about ACOs?

For answers to questions such as the above, please visit www.Medicare.gov (PDF, 273 KB).