Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics is taking part in a two-year project that rewards doctors for giving high-quality health care.
The project is being conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program.
Your doctor will work with you and other doctors and nurses to coordinate and manage the care you receive. You will continue to get your regular Medicare-covered services, and you can still see your current doctor and any other doctor you choose. As part of this project, you may get additional services in the form of nurses working with you on coordinating your care. You will not be charged for this additional service.
During the project, Medicare may need to share your personal medical information with your doctor. This will allow your doctor to make sure that you are getting quality health care and that you are getting the services you need. By law, Medicare is required to protect the privacy of your personal medical information. Your personal medical information is important so Medicare takes every step to make sure your information is kept private.
If you need more information about this project, please feel free to contact your doctor's office.