What is an ACO?

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to Medicare Beneficiaries. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, especially the chronically ill, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds in delivering high-quality care and saving Medicare dollars, Medicare will share half of the savings with the participating providers.


SFACO is the abbreviation for Safe Future Accountable Care Organization, together with MHSACO Meridian Health Systems Accountable Care Organization and your doctor we will provide improved, coordinated health care by forming an (ACO) Accountable Care Organization. ​Because your doctor decided to coordinate health services with other doctors through an ACO you will benefit, doctors will share and work closely as an integrated team together to give you the right care at the right time, when and where you want it. Our Goal is to provide cost savings, quality healthcare for Medicare Beneficiaries, we are committed to reduce hospitalizations by managing the patient with a concierge model.