St. Bernards Medical Center

SBMACO St. Bernards Accountable Care Organization

SBMACO is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) aimed to improve and serve the health needs of our Medicare beneficiaries in both Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. 

SBMACO strives to:

  • Improve and promote patient and provider engagement.
  • Improve the coordination of healthcare services.
  • Reduce the amount of repeated and unnecessary tests.

What is an ACO?

ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients.

The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

When an ACO succeeds both in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, the ACO will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.