Click HERE to download ASPA’s August 2021 Newsletter in PDF format.

Taxonomy Codes: ASPA contracted Health Plans have started requesting taxonomy codes to be submitted for providers. Previously, ASPA did not request this information but moving forward we will be asking this on our Forms and Applications as well as possible outreach to receive this information.

HealthSmart Complete Reminder that ASPA entered into a contract with the new HealthSmart Complete Product. This national commercial PPO product is completely separate from all local Centene products. This product will be administered by HealthSmart. If you are interested in Opting in, please contact to receive the Opt-In Form.

ASPA has entered into a contract with Prospect Medical Systems, a national IPA to allow our Members access to contracts which are value based that ASPA does not have current access to. Providers will be able to choose which plans they want to participate in (Opt-In). Example of possible plans: SCAN; Cigna; Aetna; Bright Health; United and Wellcare. The Opt-In for Prospect has been faxed and emailed to all of our Members, if you did not receive this, please contact Karen Ellington at

ASPA and Aspen Insurance Services has been putting physicians first for decades.  We are pleased to have our first endorsement from the Arizona State Physicians Association (ASPA).  As an exclusive provider of the Physicians Protector Plan®, Aspen Insurance Services offers a one of a kind malpractice insurance program, consisting of an innovative suite of insurance products and risk management services tailored to your practice’s needs.  Practice like a Pro with malpractice, liability, and property coverage in one convenient policy with one effective date and one premium.  Aspen’s commitment to exemplary service coupled with the unique and comprehensive coverage of the Physician’s Protector Plan® allows insureds to feel confident and protected while they practice.  Contact Aspen Insurance Services today to learn more contact Jeffrey and Jonathan Salls 702-362-5454

Reminder: If you haven’t sent in your current FWA Attestation, please do so. You can fax or email it to Tonya Richardson at or 623-999-1055.

Wellvana Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) Medicare Shared Savings Program: ASPA’s Value-Based Care Partner, Wellvana has secured 1 of 39 Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) Contracts from Medicare for 2022. This is the newest shared savings program from Medicare. Physicians who save can expect to earn 2-3 times more on their traditional Medicare patients when compared to a typical ACO. Primary Care Providers that are interested and have not received an Opt In, please contact Karen Ellington @

NEW ASPA PLAN CONTRACT Wellvana Humana Gold Medicare Advantage Program
ASPA’s Value-Based Care Partner, Wellvana has secured a Humana Gold Medicare Advantage contract. Wellvana’s contract offers $300 per completed Annual Wellness Visit Attestation. In addition, Wellvana rewards physicians on a quarterly basis for achieving HEDIS and Patient Experience Benchmarks and offers the chance for practices to earn up to 100% of any earned surplus generated by the practice annually. Primary Care Providers that are interested and have not received an Opt In, please contact Karen Ellington @

Imperial Insurance Companies / ASPA will be hosting a Webex meeting:

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10-11 am and 2pm -3pm
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 10-11am and 2pm -3pm
  • This is an informational session for on-boarding physicians.

Please RSVP with Donna Velazquez at, and she will send you a link.

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