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Monday, November 23, 2015

San Antonio Group Signs ACO Pact With TMA PracticeEdge


UPSA ACO, LLC, a group of 48 San Antonio physicians, is TMA PracticeEdge’s newest client for accountable care services. The contract comes in conjunction with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) value-based agreement beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The two agreements will provide UPSA with shared savings opportunities while managing the population health of 5,400 BCBSTX members. The deal includes the TMA PracticeEdge turnkey solution for ACO services, such as population health management tools, local care coordination resources, and a state-of-the-art IT solution. “High-quality patient care and population health management, delivered by independent primary care physicians, is the future of health care in this country,” said Lloyd Van Winkle, MD, president of UPSA. TMA PracticeEdge is a physician services organization TMA created to strengthen the independent private practice of medicine in Texas. Its programs bring physicians the technology, expertise, and resources needed to take advantage of emerging health care payment models. For information, visit www.TMAPracticeEdge.com, email info@tmapracticeedge.com, or call (888) 900-0334.

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