CARSON CITY — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced Monday that Nevada is among 40 states where people with Medicare can receive health care from an accountable care organization, or ACO.
ACOs are formed by groups of doctors and other health-care providers that work together to coordinate care for people with Medicare.
The Nevada Primary Care Network is the ACO based in Las Vegas with 89 physicians.
The new ACOs named Monday nationwide will be serving 1.2 million people. All ACOs have entered into agreements with CMS, taking responsibility for the quality of care they provide in return for the opportunity to share in savings realized through high-quality, well-coordinated care.
“Better coordinated care is good for patients, and it saves money,” said Secretary of Heath and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.