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Steward Promise

Steward® Promise is a Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO), one of 23 organizations in the country participating. If your physician is participating in Steward Promise you will have received a letter welcoming you to the program. As Pioneer ACO participants, your primary care physician and specialists will work together to develop a treatment plan specific to your health care needs. By working closely together to coordinate the care you receive, the physicians that care for you can more effectively keep you well and improve your overall health and quality of life.

Your doctor’s participation in this program does not change anything about your Medicare benefits and it does not limit the doctors you can choose to see. Every benefit you currently have under Medicare remains the same. But it does do one very important thing, it gives your doctors the tools and resources that they need to take better care of you.

Steward Health Care and Your Provider are Working to Improve Your Care

The goal of Steward Promise is for your doctors or primary care providers to communicate closely with your other health care providers so we can deliver high-quality care that meets your individual needs and preferences.

Steward joined the Pioneer ACO program because of a belief that there is a better way to provide care. Our community hospitals and physicians believe that providing world-class health care, in the communities where you live and work, is the solution to the health care cost issue. By working together to provide care that meets your specific needs, our physicians believe they can improve your quality of life and make a difference in your overall health.

How does it work?

Under the program, Medicare will give your medical team the information they need to create a wellness program specifically for you. Your health care providers will work closely with you to create treatment plans to manage your overall health. They will always care for you when you are sick. But, instead of treating you primarily when you are sick, your medical team will work closely together to keep you well.

What will be different for you?

In order to keep you well, your health care providers need to get in touch with you more often. This means that you will likely have more appointments with them and more conversations by phone and email to see how you are doing. You may also be contacted regularly to discuss important tests, appointments, screenings and other things that you may need.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to help you better
understand your doctor’s role as part of
an Accountable Care Organization, we
have provided a list of answers to the most commonly asked questions about the                 Pioneer ACO program.

 

Notification Letter

For your reference, we have posted a
copy of the Accountable Care
Organization letter you received in the
mail. Here you will find information
regarding our participation in the
Pioneer Accountable Care
Organization program.

Authorization to Withhold Personal Health Information Form

If you would like to prohibit Medicare
from sharing your personal health
information with your doctor’s
Accountable Care Organization, please
fill out this form. This information
includes records of your medications,
medical conditions, and visits to the
doctor or hospital. The decision to
withhold Medicare information is
entirely up to you and will not affect
the quality of care you receive.
However, we would like to note that
providing access to personal Medicare
information will help us to meet your
health care needs more efficiently.

Consent to Change Data Sharing Preference Form

If you have already filled out the
“Authorization to Withhold Personal
Health Information Form” and now
wish to allow Medicare to share
your personal health information with
your doctor’s Accountable Care
Organization please complete this form.

Update your information

Use this document to update your information within Steward Pioneer ACO.

 

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings

Performance Year 1: $4,824,511

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

*Savings available for distribution after covering operating expenses may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Reserve account for future ACO purposes
  • Reinvest in infrastructure
  • Distribution to ACO participants
    • Primary Care Physicians
    • Specialists
    • Hospital

Steward Providers Participating in the Pioneer ACO Program 

 

Steward Promise - Pioneer ACO Board of Directors

 

Pioneer ACO Participation Waiver Disclosures 


If you have any comments, suggestions or just general feedback we encourage you to get in touch with us at 1-855-266-7587

If you do not speak with someone please leave your name, number and a description of your inquiry. We will return your phone call within 48 hours.

Or call Medicare:

1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-586-2048)

Please note: if this is an emergency situation please call 911 immediately.

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