Connected Senior Care Advantage News

More Than a Check-Up

In the current issue of Austin Fit, Manishi Valluri Mallepugu, MD, Austin Regional Clinic, talks about the importance of having a primary care physician to care for you and how rewarding her job as a Primary Care Physician. Click here to read about her story that appeared in Austin Fit.

Austin Regional Clinic part of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial showing effectiveness

Austin Regional Clinic part of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial showing effectiveness.

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Historically Low Medicare Advantage Premiums for 2021

Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Medicare Advantage Premiums ahead of the 2021 Annual Enrollment Period.

Ahead of the annual Medicare Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that average 2021 premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decline 34.2 percent from 2017 while plan choice, benefits, and enrollment continue to increase. The Medicare Advantage average monthly premium will be the lowest in 14 years for the over 26 million Medicare beneficiaries projected to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Nationally, average MA premiums had been reduced by 11% for 2021 compared to 2020. The state of Texas followed by Hawaii reported the most material increase in the number of plan options available in the state. 

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New Practices Join Connected Senior Care Advantage

Join us welcoming three new practices joining Connected Senior Care Advantage.

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KXAN Austin Interviews Dr. Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer, MD, was interviewed by KXAN Austin about the national PSA campaign that Premier Physicians, along with Austin Regional Clinic and Capital Clinic, participated in encouraging seniors to take care of their health during the pandemic.

We Are Here For You

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Austin Regional Clinic Recognized by CAPP

Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) Acknowledges Austin Regional Clinic for Demonstrating the Value of Integration in a Primary Care Setting

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Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the US?

Dr. Jay Zdunek, Chief Medical Officer of Austin Regional Clinic and LaKeisha King-James of P31 Insurance go over the key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Hear how one senior, in partnership with his physician and Connected Senior Care Advantage, engaged in screenings and preventative care, overcame a devastating diagnosis and reached the highest heights of healthy living.

Austin 60 Strong Calendar: Profiles of aging with confidence and grace

They say 60 is the new 40 and these fine Central Texans are proving it! 12 Ambassadors in their 60's who represent what it takes to be inspiring in mind, body and spirit are featured as "pin-ups" on the 2019 Austin 60 Strong calendar. Dr. Kevin Spencer with Connected Senior Care Advantage , and one of the 60 Strong Ambassadors, Lisa Kurek join us to shares why age is just a number when it comes to good health and strong communities.

Austin 60 Strong Calendar: Profiles of aging with confidence and grace

60 Strong program showcases what Central Texans in their 60s are doing in fitness

The 60 Strong program was created to inspire people older than 60 to take care of their health and is the brain child of agilon health, which worked locally with Austin Regional Clinic and Premier Physicians to create Connected Senior Care Advantage.

60 Strong program showcases what Central Texans in their 60s are doing in fitness

Austin 60 Strong Calendar: Profiles of aging with confidence and grace

Dr. Kevin Spencer, Texas Medical Director for agilon health, and Lisa Kurek, an Austin 60 Strong Ambassador, were interviewed on the morning show at KEYE-TV, the CBS affiliate in Austin, about the Austin 60 Strong program.  The public service initiative was the brainchild of agilon health launched in partnership with physician groups throughout the country.  The 60 Strong Ambassadors have overcome adversity and are spreading the word about good health and the importance of annual exams and regular screenings to other seniors. 

60 Strongers in the News

The Jewish Outlook features three women connected to the local Jewish community that are proving life after turning 60 can be a positive, vibrant and active time of life.

Connected Senior Care Advantage

Connected Senior Care Advantage (CSCA), a comprehensive Medicare Advantage program that is a collaboration between Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) and Premier Family Physicians, was launched with help from some very special VIPs. The inspirational Austin 60 Strong Ambassadors, who were chosen to appear on a 2019 calendar featuring Austin-area events and activities, were on hand for the kick-off event. The Ambassadors, who have overcome adversity and battled health conditions, participated in an exclusive calendar cover photo shoot.  Dr. Kevin Spencer, Medical Director of CSCA, and Dr. Anas Daghestani, CEO of ARC, were there to meet the calendar winners and discuss CSCA.