About Us

South Texas Clinical Partners is a physician-led ACO participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in partnership with local hospitals.

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
STCP ACO was formed in 2017 by a group of local primary care providers with a goal to elevate collaborative, patient-centered, preventive healthcare in South Texas. Founded on this vision, the STCP Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO was formed in partnership with South Texas Health System and Doctor's Hospital of Laredo. STCP ACO launched on January 1, 2017.
Our Network
Includes both independent and employed primary care providers in Laredo and through the Rio Grande Valley region. We are partnered with South Texas Health System and Doctor's Hospital of Laredo, along with a group of preferred post-acute and ancillary partners selected for their high-quality and cost-efficient care.

FAQ

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 South Texas community
  • Local physician leadership and an administrative support team
  • Opportunity to invest in ACO ownership
How is the ACO governed and structured?
  • Physician practices control 75% of the ACO governance
  • The Chief Medical Officer, Board, and Committee chair positions are controlled by members of the physician leadership team and are representatives of the participating practices
  • 50% of shared savings revenue will be distributed to participants and 50% percent to the ACO investors
  • Administrative costs are funded by the ACO investors and recouped through shared savings prior to distribution
How is care coordinated?
  • The partnered hospitals will provide admission, discharge and transfer feeds to ACO participant practices and will facilitate transitional care coordination follow-up visits with the PCP
  • The partnered hospitals 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?

South Texas Clinical Partners ACO is a group of primary care providers who are Medicare-enrolled and practice medicine in Laredo and through the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas

 

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 South Texas.