West Front Primary Care P.L.L.C
3537 West Front Street
Suite E and Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49684
tel: (231) 935-8930
fax: (231) 935-8811

What's an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

  • An ACO is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high quality service and care at the right time in the right settings. West Front Primary Care P.L.L.C. is participating in Northern Michigan Health Network, a Medicare shared saving program ACO.
  • ACO is not a Medicare Advantage Plan or an insurance plan.
  • ACOs don't change your Medicare benefits.


How will an ACO help my doctor coordinate my care?

  • Your doctors will have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors.
  • To help you get better, more coordinated care. Medicare will share certain health
    information with us about the care you get from your doctors and other health care providers unless you ask Medicare not to share it.
  • West Front Primary Care P.L.L.C may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs. It's always your choice about what doctors you see or hospitals you visit.


What do I need to do?

  • If you want Medicare to share information about the health care you received with your Northern Michigan Health Network or with other ACOs in which your doctors or health care providers participate, there's nothing more you need to do.
  • If you do not want Medicare to share your health care information, you need to call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227) and tell the representative that your doctor is part of an ACO and you don't want Medicare to share your health care information. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048


If you have questions or concerns, call 1-844-242-2473 or we can discuss them the next time you're in our office. At anytime, you may request a copy of our Beneficiary Information Notice that offers more information about ACOs and care coordination.