The Seton Healthcare Family has taken a major step toward developing a new model for delivering health care in Central Texas by partnering with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) to create Seton Health Alliance, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
An Accountable Care Organization is a relatively new term that describes a system where healthcare providers --- including primary care physicians, specialists, and hospitals --- work together and accept collective responsibility for the cost and quality of care delivered to a population of patients.
The Seton Health Alliance ACO will be open to community physicians and other provider partners, and plans to expand its partners and programs over the next several years. The Alliance is one of 32 integrated health networks nationwide selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the federal government's Pioneer ACO program.
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Questions and Answers
How do I know if my doctor is participating in the ACO?
If your doctor is participating in the Seton Health Alliance ACO you will have received a letter from your health care provider and from the Alliance with information about your participation in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization. This web page contains answers to questions you may have, along with an example of the type of experience you can expect as an Alliance patient.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.512 - 420 - 2799
Seton Health Alliance
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78759