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For additional information on the UW Health ACO, call  Patient Resources at
1-800-552-4255 or email

UW Health is honored to be among Wisconsin's first Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (Medicare ACOs). Participating in the Medicare ACO program will help us provide you with higher-quality health care and a better patient experience.
UW Health Accountable Care Organization (UW Health ACO) is a partnership between UW Health physicians, clinics, hospital and medical school and is designed to better coordinate your care whether you're in the primary care office, seeing a specialist, admitted to the hospital or at home.
To help ensure that you always receive the best care possible, UW Health ACO will ensure we have thorough information about your care, even if you've received it outside our system. You, your doctors and other care providers can make better decisions about your care when your most up-to-date health information from UW Health and non-UW Health providers is in one place.
UW Health ACO Positive Impact on Patients
  • Doctors and other care providers will communicate with each other to provide you with better coordinated care. They will continue to partner with you to help you make decisions about your health care.
  • You are the center of care, and your doctors and other care providers will be better able to keep you informed, and to keep listening and honoring your choices.
  • Doctors and other care providers will have more information about your medical conditions, prescriptions, and visits to the doctor enabling them to provide the right care at the right time in the right setting.
  • You will spend less time filling out medical history paperwork because doctors already have this information in an electronic health record. You might have fewer repeated medical tests because your doctors will share information and coordinate your care.
  • Doctors and other care providers will be accountable to you and to Medicare for providing better care and better care coordination.

We appreciate you choosing UW Health. As a world-class health care organization, we are partnering to improve the way we care for our patients, their families and the people of Wisconsin and beyond.


To find out more information about Medicare ACOs, please contact UW Health Patient Resources at 1-800-552-4255. You can also visit the ACO section of or call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the operator you are asking about ACOs (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048).