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What is IRCCO?
The Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) is comprised of 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) and their associated physician practices and clinics located in rural communities across the state.
Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish Accountable Care Organizaitons (ACOs) in order to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients while helping to slow healthcare cost growth. IRCCO is one of 405 ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as of this January 1st. Beneficiaries seeing healthcare providers in ACOs always have the freedom to choose doctors inside or outside of the ACO.
ACOs share with Medicare savings generated from lowering the growth in healthcare costs when they meet standards for high quality care. ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers that work together to give Medicare beneficiaries in Original Medicare (fee-for-service) high quality, coordinated care. ACOs can share in any savings they generate for Medicare, if they meet specified quality targets.