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:

Reyann Davis
CHI St. Joseph Health
T: 979.774.2114

Organizational Information:

ACO Participants
Kuppusamy Ragupathi, M.D.
Bcs Abundant Life Family Practice Pa
Bryan Family Medicine Clinic
Remon Fino, Md, Pa
Bryan Kidney Center Inc
Steve Opersteny
Family Medicine & Senior Care Pllc
Owens Interventional Pain Management Pllc
L Justin Gayle Md Pllc
Julie Lim
Frederick Tan
St Joseph Regional Health Center
Mark B. Lindsay, M.D.
Bryan Radiology Associates
James M Kirby And Joseph J Fedorchik
Central Texas Heart Center
PAUL ROQUET MD PA
Brazos Lung Associates, L.L.P.
Central Texas Digestive Disease Association PA
Charles K. Peirce, M.D., P.A.
Kumud S Tripathy And Associates
Stephen L Hand, OD, PA
Kelly W Lobb
Ricardo S. Lemos Md Pa
Brazos Radiation Oncology, PA

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
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
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
Fernando Colato, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - Central Texas Heart
Steven Brown, MD, Voting Member - CHI St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Board, Participant Representative - Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Reyann Davis, MPH, Director
Kia Parsi, MD, Medical Director
Denise Goffney, Compliance Officer
Sarah Hilton, Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Sarah Habeeb, MHA, Operations Manager

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

St. Joseph Health Partners ACO Patient and Family Advisory Council

Heather Bush, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second Agreement Period

    • Performance Year 2017
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A

    • 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 2017 Quality Performance Results Table here.
    • 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.