Open Enrollment season is here. Make sure you keep your ARC care team.
It is Open Enrollment season for many health insurance plans, including Medicare and government plans from the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Open Enrollment for Marketplace plans ends December 15. If you are covered by a Health Insurance Marketplace plan, please note that ARC will be out of network for Oscar insurance after December 31, 2023. Choose one of the plans accepted by ARC in 2024 to stay with your ARC care team. Visit ARCinsuranceinfo.com for the complete list.
Open Enrollment for Medicare ends December 7. Call 817-410-5954 to schedule an annual benefits review with a licensed insurance agent or attend a virtual Medicare 101 event. Learn more at ARC’s SeniorHealthConnect.com.
A Medicare Wellness Visit may save your life, just ask Kristin
Kristin’s journey to better health began with a Medicare Wellness Visit and a very persistent ARC team. Her family medicine physician coordinated the needed care with her gynecologist and orthopedist, ensuring timely cancer treatment and later hip replacement surgery. “I never appreciated having a network of doctors until I went to ARC.” See Kristin’s story.
Your ARC bill may now be in your MyChart account
If you have an ARC MyChart account, you will automatically receive your billing statement through your MyChart account. Please remember to act on email reminders about MyChart messages so you don’t fall behind on any payments. Patients who do not have MyChart will continue to receive paper bills.
If you prefer to receive paper statements, you can opt out of paperless billing through MyChart. Instructions are in this short article on the ARC blog.
Weight-loss medication program now available from ARC Healthiness
The ARC Healthiness Program now offers a weight-loss medication option that can be used on its own or combined with any of our meal replacement programs. Leading the new program at ARC Far West is Marisa R. Garcia, APRN, FNP-C, specialist in obesity medicine and weight loss medication management.
The medication option requires an annual fee that covers weekly visits with a health guide for one year. The program also includes monthly visits with Marisa for medication management. Because the current GLP-1 weight loss medications are very difficult to obtain, Marisa can educate you about options to help you make a decision. If you think this might be a good fit for you and your goals, call 512-483-9595 to schedule your first visit. More info online.
Infusion therapy at eight ARC clinics
ARC offers on-site infusion therapy at eight clinics around Central Texas to help patients living with gastrointestinal, neurological, or rheumatological conditions alleviate symptoms when other forms of medication are no longer the best alternative. All ARC infusion centers have a quiet setting for your comfort and privacy. An ARC specialist, clinical nurses, and medical assistants are always on the premises to monitor your reactions to IV medication and answer your questions.
Learn more on the ARC Infusion Therapy page.
Better access and coordination improves health for all
ARC, together with Ascension Seton and partners, recently ranked in the top 7% of 482 accountable care organizations nationwide, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare. The primary focus of this ACO is to improve care for Central Texans with traditional Medicare.
The outcomes we accomplished for these patients — through dedicated teams and investments in technology and infrastructure — reflect the care ARC provides to all of our more than 630,000 patients. Read more …