• To help doctors who participate in an ACO give patients like you the best possible care, Medicare wants to share some additional information about your care with the ACO. This information includes things like doctor, hospital, and pharmacy visits in the past and moving forward. Your health care information helps the ACO track the services you’ve already gotten, understand where you may need more care, and find ways to smooth the path for you if you have to transfer in or out of a hospital, or from the care of one doctor to another. If you do not want Medicare to share your health care information with the ACO, you can call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Tell the operator you’re calling about ACOs and you don’t want to share your health care information with an ACO.

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