Your doctor is participating in a new care coordination program, the Reliance ACO. An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better service and care.
Your Medicare benefits are not changing, and you will still receive your benefits through Original Medicare. This isn’t a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may continue to recommend that you see other particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you use or hospitals you visit.
To help us give you the right care in the right place at the right time, Medicare plans to share certain health information with us about your care. This information will include things like visits to the doctor or hospital, medical conditions, and prescriptions you’ve had in the past and moving forward.
Your privacy is very important to us, and you control the use of your personal health information. Like Medicare, we have important safeguards in place to make sure all your medical information is safe. (See “YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFO RIGHTS”)