West Florida ACO
West Florida ACO

Welcome to West Florida Accountable Care Organization

An innovative way of delivering health care developed by a group of experienced physicians of independent practices.

We recognize that the healthcare delivery is changing and so, traditional fee-for-service is a non-sustainable model for our constituent physicians as well as our Medicare beneficiaries. Hence we have adopted the value-based care delivery model.

Features of West Florida ACO

  • Patient-centered approach that's nationally recognized as Patient Centered Medical Homes
  • Organized legal entity and a participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)
  • Governing body and Leadership team of physicians
  • Community Partners
  • Care Coordination Programs
  • IT Platforms
  • Participation of key Leaders in the Health Care Arena

West Florida ACO Specific Programs

  • Physician Practice Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Care Coordination Programs
  • Case Management
  • Extensive Medication Management
  • Behavioral Health Programs

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a group of health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to people with Medicare fee-for-service. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

"Accountable Care Organizations will improve coordination and communication among physicians and other providers which will help improve care and lower costs for Medicare beneficiaries," said Marilyn B. Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We are excited to welcome West Florida ACO as a partner with Medicare and look forward to working with them to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries in South Florida. CMS does not endorse any ACOs. 42 CFR Sec. 423.310 prohibits language suggesting that CMS endorses an ACO.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.



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