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Frequently asked questions.
What is Adirondacks ACO?
Adirondacks ACO is an Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) that is made up of groups of providers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals, who collaborate to deliver high quality, coordinated care to the patients they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, in the right care location.
Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:
- Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II
- Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
- ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
- Hospital employing ACO professionals
- Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
How is Adirondacks ACO changing care?
Adirondacks ACO is designed to make it easier for providers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to work together to keep you healthy and to provide you with the highest quality of care in the right place, and at the right time. The ACO currently includes more than 800 participating providers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals throughout Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties of New York.
Adirondacks ACO works closely with the following partners:
- Hospitals and hospital-owned practices
- Independent primary care & independent specialty care
- Behavioral care facilities
- Addiction care facilities
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Adirondacks ACO is governed by a Board of Managers that makes key financial and operational decisions. The Board of Managers is made up of network participants, including: Hospitals and Hospital-owned practices, Independent Primary care & independent specialty care providers, Behavioral/ addiction care facilities and federally qualified health centers (“FQHCs”) in the Saratoga and Northern New York Regions. The members on Adirondack ACO’s Board of Managers provide oversight of the services needed to fulfill the Quad Aim of providing “Improve the Quality of Care, Increase Patient Satisfaction, Lower the Cost of Care and Increase Provider Satisfaction”. Adirondacks ACO focuses on the health services, patient wellness and better outcomes through standardized care protocols designed by physicians. Adirondack ACO’s Board of Directors includes members who represent Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and an individual who advocates for the uninsured. These individuals actively participate in board meetings, provide community input and guidance and votes on all matters that come before the board. This way we make sure the people in our communities have a voice at the table.