Medicare ACO

As an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) working with Medicare, CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO is a partnership between CHI St. Joseph Health and ACO professionals. We are a group of doctors and other healthcare providers who agree to work together with Medicare to give you the best possible care. ACO participants include CHI St. Joseph Health and many participating providers and clinics.

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible, comprehensive care, by making sure that all of your providers have the most up-to-date information about your health and your care. For you, this means your doctors communicate better with each other, and you avoid having duplicate tests, or answering the same questions over and over.

ACO Name and Location:

CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO
2801 Franciscan Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802

ACO Primary Contact:

Mark Riggins
Interim VP, Physician Enterprise
CHI St. Joseph Health
T: 979.774.2139

Organizational Information:

ACO Participants
BCS Abundant Life Family Practice
Bellville General Hospital
Brazos Lung Associates, LLP
Brazos Radiation Oncology, PA
Bryan Family Medicine Clinic
Bryan Kidney Center Inc.
Bryan Radiology Associates
Burleson St. Joseph Health Center of Caldwell Texas
Central Texas Digestive Disease Association PA
Central Texas Heart Center
Charles K. Peirce, MD, PA
Family Medicine & Senior Care, PLLC
Frederick Tan
James M Kirby and Joseph J. Fedorchik
Julie W.Lim
Kelly W. Lobb
Kumud S. Tripathy and Associates
Kuppusamy Ragupathi, M.D.
L Justin Gayle, MD, PLLC
Mark B. Lindsay, M.D.
Owens Interventional Pain Management, PLLC
Remon Fino, MD, PA
Ricardo Lemos, MD, PA
CHI St. Joseph Medical Group
CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
Stephen L Hand, OD, PA
Steve Opersteny

ACO Governing Body

Kia Parsi, MD, Chair - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative-CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Stephen Braden, MD, Secretary - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative-CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
James Campbell, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative-Bryan Radiology Associates
Michael Steines, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Brad White, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Luke Scamardo, MD, Voting Member- CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative-CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Erin Fleener, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative-CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center
David Damian, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Garth Morgan, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Mark Riggins, MBA, ACO Executive
Kia Parsi, MD, Medical Director
Denise Goffney, Compliance Officer
Teresa Gabriel, Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer
Reyann Davis, MPH, Director
Sarah Hilton, MHA, Operations Manager

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board

Dr. Kia Parsi, Chair

St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Consumer Advisory Committee

Sarah Hilton, ACO Operations Manager

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO: 
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2015
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2014
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A

Quality Performance Results:

The quality performance results contain our 2016 performance, as well as our 2014-2015 performance.  

  • See 2016 Quality Performance Results Table here.
  • See 2015 Quality Performance Results Table here.
  • See 2014 Quality Performance Results Table here.

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples.  

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “St Joseph Regional Health Partners ACO” or "St Joseph Health Partners ACO" to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A07004 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers
  • No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

Find out if your doctor is in the CHI St. Joseph Health Partners network.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.