Virtua Care ACO

VirtuaCare Accountable Care Organization VirtuaCare is one of the first organizations in the region selected to participate as an Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 

If you are a Medicare Fee-for-Service patient and your physician is participating in the VirtuaCare ACO, you should have received a letter with more information. If you have not received a letter, please call VirtuaCare at 855- 847-8566.

VirtuaCare ACO

What is an ACO?

An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and health care providers working together with Medicare to give you high quality, more coordinated service and care. By helping your doctors and primary care providers to communicate more closely with your other health care providers, ACOs can deliver high-quality, more coordinated care that meets your individual needs and preferences. ACOs may share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program when it succeeds in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely.

The goal of VirtuaCare is to support your doctor in caring for you. Your healthcare providers will be able to work together more closely and make sure they have the most up-to-date information about your overall health.

VirtuaCare Benefits You

VirtuaCare reinforces Virtua's mission of helping you be well, get well and stay well. Medicare will give your medical team the information they need to create a wellness program specifically for you. Your physicians will work closely with you to create a treatment plan to coordinate your overall health. Instead of treating you primarily when you are sick, your healthcare providers will work closely together to keep you well. VirtuaCare aims to improve your care by:

  • Enabling your doctors to be part of a better coordinated team that will develop a treatment plan specific to your health care needs
  • Eliminating the need to fill out as many medical forms that ask for the same information
  • Avoiding duplication of tests or answering the same questions over and over
  • Helping each of your doctors to not only know about the health issues they’ve treated, they will have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors
Please note that your Medicare benefits are not changing, and you will still receive your benefits through Medicare. ACOs are not a Medicare Advantage plan, an HMO plan, or an insurance plan of any kind. You still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may recommend that you see particular doctors or providers, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you use or hospitals you visit.

Additional Information

If you have any comments or questions, please call VirtuaCare at 855-847-8566.

Or call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-586-2048).