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Asante takes a leap forward in broadening access to care

AllCare IPA brings 150 primary and specialty care providers into Asante Health Network.

AllCare Independent Physicians Association, a division of AllCare Health, has joined Asante Health Network effective Aug. 1.

The provider group brings into the network nearly 150 primary care and specialty providers from 59 practices, mostly in Josephine County. This is the largest single enrollment in AHN’s nine-year history.

The move offers substantial cost savings to employees because AllCare IPA services are now part of Asante Health Plan’s Preferred Network, or Category 1, which offers the lowest out-of-pocket costs. For instance, co-pays for an office visit in the preferred network are $10 or 10% (after the annual deductible is met), depending on the plan, compared with co-pays of up to $75 for providers who are not in Category 1. More details on coverage categories can be found in the 2023 Employees Benefits brochure.

In addition, employees now have greater access to primary care and sought-after specialties such as dermatology, ophthalmology, behavioral health counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Asante Health Plan members can find AllCare IPA providers through Regence.com. See the current list of participating practices. »

AllCare IPA, a division of AllCare Health, includes 37 specialty and 22 primary care groups. By joining AHN, these groups can refer their patients to AHN specialists, including those in endocrinology and neurology.

“By working together, Asante and AllCare IPA can further our goal of improving access to high-quality health care,” said Doug Ward, vice president of APP and Asante Health Network.

As a reminder, employees and their dependents enrolled in the Asante Health Plan get expedited access to a new primary care provider or for same-day primary care by calling the New Patient Access line at (541) 789-1234. The phone line’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What is AllCare IPA?

Organized as an independent physician association, AllCare IPA provides quality, cost-effective health care for communities throughout Josephine County and northern Jackson County. Participating providers encompass a wide range of primary care and specialty care services, AllCare delivers value-based care for Medicare, Medicaid and commercial populations.

What is Asante Health Network?

Asante Health Network is a clinically integrated network, bringing together Asante’s 290 employed providers with over 400 local independent providers for the purpose of contracting with payers (Medicare and commercial) to deliver health care services focused on improving the quality of care and lowering health care costs.

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