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UC San Diego Health Accountable Care Network

ACO Beneficiary Fact Sheet

Accountable Care Organizations and You – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Your doctor may be participating in UC San Diego Health Accountable Care Network, a Medicare Shared Saving Program ACO. An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and/or other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better, more coordinated service and health care. We share important information and resources about your individual needs and preferences.

  • These providers are part of our ACO and have been evaluated to ensure they can provide high-quality care. This includes maps and contact info for the clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in our ACO.
  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits ensure that your important upcoming health maintenance opportunities are identified and scheduled.
  • Learn more about ACOs by visiting or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Attention Medical Providers: If you are affiliated with the Accountable Care Network, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO?

I have a Medicare Advantage Plan. Does an ACO have anything to do with me?

How do ACOs coordinate patient care?

How do I know if a doctor participates in an ACO?

How does being in an ACO help my doctor?

Can I still see my other regular Medicare doctors and health care providers, even though my primary doctor participates in an ACO?

My doctor's office said I could select my primary clinician through Medicare. How do I do that?

What information about me will the ACO have access to?

What if I don't want to share my information with ACOs?

I am having trouble managing my health at home. Are there resources within the ACO that can help me?