What is an Accountable Care Organization? Find out at an Upcoming Town Hall

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: April 22, 2015

rot2Health care transformation is under way at Franciscan Alliance. The Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) works with Fee-for-Service Medicare to provide patients the highest-quality medical care in a cost effective way. ACOs are made up of teams of health care providers, who work together to coordinate patient care across all types of care settings.

Area residents are invited to attend upcoming town hall events to learn more about the Franciscan Alliance ACO’s role in coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries. Be sure to bring your questions and feedback – we want to hear from you.

Please join us at one of the following events:

Crown Point
Franciscan St. Anthony – Crown Point
Wednesday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Marian Education Center
1201 South Main St.
Crown Point, IN 46307

Michigan City
Franciscan St. Anthony- Michigan City
Wednesday, May 13 at 9 a.m.
St Francis Hall – Lower Level
301 W. Homer St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Hammond
Franciscan St Margaret Health – North
Friday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m.
8th Floor Conference Center
5454 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

Schererville
Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness
Monday, May 11 at 9 a.m.
221 US-41
Schererville, IN 46375

Space is limited. Register by calling 1-800- 931-3322 or 219- 933-2100. Light refreshments will be served.

To find out more about the benefits of participating in an ACO, contact the Franciscan Alliance ACO Medicare beneficiary call center at (219) 836-3310 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Franciscan Alliance ACO cannot choose which patients qualify for the program. However, you are more likely to be included if your primary care provider is in the ACO, and you are enrolled in Medicare parts A and B.

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