Learn more about AllCare Health Alliance and the benefits of this Cooper University Health care-owned and operated ACO with the following Q & A.
How is AllCare Health Alliance related to Cooper University Health Care?
Cooper University Health Care (Cooper) owns and operates AllCare Health Alliance (AllCare), a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The primary care physicians in AllCare are employed by Cooper and you will be able to continue to visit them at their Cooper offices.
Why did Cooper create AllCare Health Alliance?
AllCare Health Alliance was created as an ACO to work with Medicare to provide you with better coordinated health care. Working with Medicare, your Cooper primary care physician and health care team will have a more complete picture of your health to coordinate your care with other physicians and actively help you with your treatment plan.
Can I still go to any doctor or hospital I want?
Yes. You can still choose to go to any doctor, hospital, or health care provider that accepts Medicare.
How is an ACO different?
It’s a new model of care that focuses on keeping you healthy rather than just treating you when you get sick. Using additional information provided by Medicare to get a complete picture of your health, your Allcare Health Alliance/Cooper primary care physician and health care team will develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific health care needs.
How does Allcare Health Alliance develop a more personalized plan for my health care?
If you approve, Medicare will share additional information with your AllCare Health Alliance/Cooper primary care physicians such as dates and times you visited a doctor or hospital, your medical conditions, and a list of past and current prescriptions. This information gives your AllCare/Cooper health care team an up-to-date, complete picture of your health and allows them to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
If I do not want Medicare to share this additional information with my AllCare/Cooper physicians, what should I do?
If you do not want Medicare to share your health care information, you need to do the following:
- Call 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227). Tell the representative that your doctor is part of an ACO and you do not want Medicare to share yourhealth care information. TTY users should call 1.877.486.2048.
- If you change your mind in the future, call 1.800.MEDICARE and tell the representative what you have decided. We can’t communicate with Medicare on your behalf.
For more information about ACOs
Visit Medicare.gov/manage-your-health/coordinating-your-care/ accountable-care-organizations.html