North Texas ACO Reaches Deal With Oncology Practice

The Premier Patient Health Care accountable care organization has a new preferred provider of oncology services.

On December 15, the Carrollton-based ACO inked a contract with Choice Cancer Care, an independent oncology practice with locations in Las Colinas, Lewisville, Decatur, Southlake, and Carrollton. Choice will join a network of 350 physicians throughout North Texas and Southern Oklahoma that will receive incentives for meeting defined efficiency and quality care metrics.

“Attention to cost control and patient care have never been more important,” read a prepared statement from Anwar Kazi, CEO of Premier’s management partner Sybrid Health. “Through this new partnership, Premier PHC and Choice Cancer Care are mutually dedicated to driving cost efficiency and high quality patient care for the oncology patients in our Accountable Care Organization.”

The company said it selected Choice Cancer Care as its sole preferred oncology provider because its history of employing evidence-based methodologies and tracking similar metrics to what the ACO offers.

Choice was the first practice in Dallas County and the fifth in Texas to be recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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