What is an ACO?
ACO stands for Accountable Care Organization. ACOs are physician-led organizations of doctors, hospitals and other health professionals who provide care for a defined population within specific quality, safety and cost targets. ACOs are built on the foundation of the Triple Aim: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower cost per capita.
Which providers do I have access to in the ACO?
As a member you have access to the providers within the MultiCare Connected Care (MCC) Clinically Integrated Network. Providers in the network are list in our provider search tool called "Find a doc."
What is a CIN?
A Clinically Integrated Network or CIN is a group of providers that offers services through one organization. Within the legal entity of the ACO, MultiCare is forming a CIN. This CIN is comprised of MultiCare-employed and independent community providers that will offer convenient, comprehensive care and services through one organization.
What does joining MultiCare Connected Care mean for me the member?
The model supports each member‘s health care needs — starting with a trusted relationship with their health care providers. MultiCare Connected Care subscribes to a team approach to comprehensively look at each member and provide support for chronic conditions, high-risk management and care coordination across the continuum of care. Members who are members of plans enrolled in the ACO will be provided information about how to use providers within the CIN. Generally, coverage will still apply to services outside the network but at a higher cost-sharing level to the member.