Carilion Clinic has launched a new website to promote its “Doctors Connected” accountable care organization.
The site is www.doctorsconnected.org.
Designed for Medicare patients under the traditional fee-for-service plan, the program is aimed at improving health care while reducing costs.
Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that Carilion was one of 106 health care providers selected nationwide for the accountable care program.
Accountable care organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals and other providers who work together to provide high-quality treatment through improved care coordination and a focus on preventative and wellness care, especially for patients at risk for chronic illness.
As an inventive to participate, accountable care organizations can receive a portion of the savings they bring to Medicare, as explained in this article that ran last month when the Carilion organization was announced.