About Us

Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners is a Physician-led, hospital-sponsored ACO participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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. Visit the CMS website for more information
Our History
TPCP ACO was formed in 2017 by a group of local primary care providers with a goal to elevate collaborative, patient-centered, preventive healthcare in the Texas panhandle. Founded on this vision, the TPCP Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO was formed in partnership with Northwest Texas Health System. TPCP ACO launched on January 1, 2017.
Our Network
Includes both independent and employed primary care providers centralized in Amarillo and spanning out across the upper 26 counties of the panhandle and into northeast New Mexico. We are partnered with Northwest Texas Health System and a group of preferred post-acute and ancillary partners selected for their high-quality and cost-efficient care.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of joining this ACO?

ACO Participants benefit from: 

  • Opportunities to earn shared savings through the ACO
  • Coverage for MIPS reporting requirements
  • Dedication to improving the patient experience
  • Contribution to high quality, coordinated care focused on improving the health and well-being of the community
  • Local physician leadership and an administrative support team
How is the ACO governed and structured?
  • Physician practices control 75% of the ACO governance
  • The Medical Director, Board, and Committee chair positions are controlled by members of the physician leadership team and are representatives of the participating practices
  • 60% of shared savings revenue will be distributed to participants and 40% percent to the sponsoring hospital
  • Administrative costs are funded by the sponsoring hospital and recouped through shared savings prior to distribution
How is care coordinated?
  • The hospital will provide admission, discharge and transfer feeds to ACO participant practices and will facilitate transitional care coordination follow-up visits with the PCP
  • The hospital will assist with the reduction of avoidable emergency room and inpatient utilization, as well as readmissions and ambulatory care sensitive condition admissions
  • The ACO will provide training and operational support to promote quality improvement and successful quality reporting
  • The ACO will provide staff to manage post-acute care utilization and align patients with community resources
What is the geographical region of the ACO?

Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners ACO is a group of primary care providers who are Medicare-enrolled and practice medicine in the upper 26 counties of the Texas panhandle and northeastern New Mexico.


How do I join the ACO?

Submit an application and a member of our ACO team will be in touch with you.

Join our ACO
Value-based success starts small and is fueled by growth. We invite you to join our team and expand access to efficient, high-quality care in northwest Texas.