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 health care 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.
Arizona Care Network is a NextGeneration ACO (NextGen or NGACO)
NextGeneration ACO is a Medicare model where healthcare providers who share a common vision work together to improve the care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The healthcare providers who participate in Arizona Care Network voluntarily take part in this model with the goal of providing better quality care for our Medicare fee-for-service patients.
All of the health care providers participating in our Next Generation ACO have joined with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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).