Bluestone Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
Bluestone Physician Services is participating in Bluestone ACO, an Accountable Care
Organization. An ACO is a group of health care providers that work together to improve
the quality and experience of care you receive. ACOs receive a portion of any savings
that result from reducing costs and meeting quality requirements. Beneficiaries that are
included in this population are those that have fee-for-service Medicare or Original
What you need to know
- Medicare evaluates how well each ACO meets these goals every year. Those
ACOs that do a good job can earn a financial bonus. ACOs that earn a bonus
may use the payment to invest more in your care or share a portion directly
with your providers. ACOs may owe a penalty if their care increases costs.
- Our participation in the Bluestone ACO doesn’t limit your choice of health care
providers. Your Medicare benefits are not changing. You still have the right to
visit any doctor, hospital or other provider that accepts Medicare at any time,
just like you do now.
- To help us coordinate your health care better, Medicare shares information
about your care with your providers. If you wish to decline this sharing of
information call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
- Questions? Contact Bluestone at 877-599-1039 or BluestoneACO@BluestoneMD.com.
2022 Bluestone ACO Resources
Medicare Beneficiary Handout
Voluntary Alignment Notice
2022 SNF Affiliate Program
Bluestone has the ability to Waive 3-Day Hospitalization stays for stable ACO patients looking for a higher level of care than their normal care setting.
CMS 3-Day Waiver Guidance
2022 Bluestone Communication Plan
2022 Bluestone Beneficiary Plan
2022 SNF Affiliate List (All Markets)
For more information on the CMS ACO Models, the following resources are available:
(800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
24 hours a day/7 days a week.
TTY users should call (877) 486-2048
Toll Free: 877-599-1039