Medicare wants to be sure that all doctors have the resources and information they need to coordinate your care. Coordinated care helps prevent:
- Getting the same service more than once (when getting the services again isn't needed)
- Medical errors
Medicare's coordinated care programs include:
If your doctor participates in these programs, you can still see any doctor or health care provider who accepts Medicare. Nobody—not your doctor, not anyone—can tell you who you have to see. Your Medicare benefits will also stay the same.