Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners ACO

  • Participates in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Governance and Financial Structure

  • Physician practices control 75% of the ACO governance and earn 60% of shared savings
  • The Committee chair positions are controlled by members of the Board leadership and are representatives of the participating practices

Coordination of Care

  • Partner hospitals will provide admission, discharge and transfer feeds to ACO participant practices and will facilitate transitional care coordination follow-up visits with the PCP
  • Partner hospitals will assist with the reduction of avoidable emergency room and in-patient utilization, as well as readmissions and ambulatory care sensitive condition admissions
  • The ACO will provide high-opportunity patient lists and gaps in care reports
  • The ACO will provide training and operational support to promote quality improvement and successful quality reporting

Why Participate In Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners?

  • No cost or risk—unlike many other ACOs, there is no cost to participate in Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners
  • Increased revenue and market share—as an ACO participant your fee-for-service revenue can increase by an average of $400 per assigned beneficiary per year, based on performing annual wellness and chronic care coordination services
  • Earn shared savings payments—improve your readiness and chances for success in value-based models; Medicare has created a roadmap for ACOs to ease into value-based reimbursement without exposure to downside risk or losing revenue
  • Access to important data—gain access to important beneficiary attribution and detailed claims data to enhance patient retention and identify opportunities for improved performance

Join ACO

We invite eligible providers to join the Texas Panhandle Clinical Partners Accountable Care Organization. Learn more about how to become a member and apply today!