Health Partners Plans, a local health plan serving more than 190,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), a diverse clinical care organization in Philadelphia, have signed a provider contract that will increase access to quality care in Philadelphia for Health Partners Medicare members.
The Health Partners Plans Medicare network of providers currently boasts nearly 5,000 practitioners from various hospitals and practices throughout the region. This new agreement expands our network to include more than 1,300 additional physicians from the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s extensive network of practices and their four hospitals: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. Penn Wissahickon Hospice is also a part of UPHS.
“We are constantly looking to add highly skilled and qualified medical professionals to our network to better serve all of our members,” said William S. George, Health Partners Plans’ president and CEO. “The University of Pennsylvania Health System has a long history of medical leadership in the region. With their service to our Medicaid and CHIP, we are proud of our long-standing relationship with University of Pennsylvania Health System and are thrilled that their esteemed providers will now be caring for our Medicare population.”
About Health Partners Plans
Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, Health Partners Plans consistently receives the highest ratings for member and provider satisfaction and, in 2014, was ranked the #1 Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and 20th in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed healthcare organization serving more than 190,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners for Medicaid recipients, Health Partners Essential (Healthy PA) and its KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plan. Founded nearly 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health insurers in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is “doing it right” at HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
- Health Care Industry