New contract builds upon current Medicare Advantage agreement; adds Aria Health and Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital in Greater Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, has expanded its Medicare Advantage network participation agreement with Jefferson Health, providing enhanced health care access to physicians, hospitals and specialists for some 9,000 Humana Medicare Advantage members in Greater Philadelphia.
The contract will become effective Jan. 1, 2017 and adds Aria Health and Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (ROSH) to the Humana-Jefferson Health agreement. The agreement provides expanded network access to Humana Medicare Advantage members in HMO, PPO and Network Private Fee-for-Service plans.
In an effort to increase access to high quality care to patients in a cost-effective, clinically appropriate setting, Jefferson Health in July of this year acquired a controlling interest in Rothman Orthopaedic in Bensalem, Pa. The addition marked Jefferson Health’s ninth hospital in the region, and its first specialty hospital.
Also in July, Jefferson Health completed its integration with Aria Health, and the two regional health care providers have now combined as part of Jefferson Health.
“By expanding Jefferson Health’s participation with Humana to include Aria Health and ROSH, we have ensured that Humana’s Medicare Advantage members will have access to Jefferson Health’s care across our health system and in their communities,” said Jefferson Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Docimo.
The new Humana-Jefferson Health agreement adds Aria’s three acute care hospitals and more than 300 physicians in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, as well as ROSH, an orthopedic specialty hospital in Bucks County.
“Our new, expanded network agreement with Jefferson Health will give our Medicare members in and around Greater Philadelphia greater access in 2017 to the health care facilities, physicians and specialty services provided by Jefferson Health, Aria and ROSH,” said Humana East Region Medicare Vice President Eric Bohannon.
About Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health, through its academic and clinical entities of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, is reimagining health care for the Greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Since its mergers with Abington Health and Aria Health, Jefferson Health now has 23,000 people dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies to define the future of care. With a university and hospital that date to 1824, today Jefferson Health is comprised of six colleges, nine hospitals, 32 outpatient and urgent care locations, and a multitude of physician practices throughout the region. Jefferson Health serves more than 96,000 inpatients; 363,000 emergency patients; and 1.9 million outpatient visits annually.
For more information and a complete listing of Jefferson Health services and locations, visit www.jefferson.edu.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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