Brown & Toland Medicare ACO Program Information
Brown & Toland Physicians participates in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) pilot program, called the Pioneer ACO program. The Medicare ACO program was established by the Affordable Care Act and is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Brown & Toland is a network of more than 1,500 San Francisco Bay Area physicians, in private practice, working together to care for their patients. Brown & Toland supports its physicians and patients with a variety of care programs, such as chronic care management programs, health coaching, and post-hospitalization at-home services, to improve care.
The Medicare ACO program is designed to improve the health of Medicare beneficiaries. CMS selected certain Medicare beneficiaries to receive ACO program services at no additional cost. Brown & Toland supports our primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care providers, to deliver high-quality care and meet their patients’ unique health care needs.
Brown & Toland’s Medicare ACO program offers the following services at no additional cost:
Comprehensive, coordinated, and seamless care between doctors, specialists, and other health care providers;
Post-hospitalization or discharge assistance, such as home visits from a trained patient advocate, to help Medicare ACO beneficiaries connect with your doctor, help you understand your medications, or set up additional services you may need;
Chronic disease care instruction and educational programs for you and your caregivers; and
Health coaches and patient advocates to help you access follow-up health care services.
Medicare ACO beneficiaries may see any Medicare participating physician or provider they choose. If you want to know if you are a Brown & Toland Medicare ACO beneficiary, please call Brown & Toland at 800.225.5637 or call Medicare at 800.633.4227. TTY users should call 1.877.486.2048.