HealthAmerica extends contract with Jefferson Health System

Renewal provides members continued access to Jefferson Health System’s (JHS) facilities, physicians and ancillary services

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jefferson Health System (JHS) and HealthAmerica have reached agreement on a multi-year contract extension for HealthAmerica’s employer-provided and individual commercial products, as well as its CoventryCares managed Medicaid plan. The contract extension was effective April 1, 2011.

The agreement will allow members of HealthAmerica’s commercial plans and CoventryCares Medicaid enrollees continued access to Jefferson Health System’s facilities, physicians and ancillary services on an “in-network” basis. Those institutions include: Main Line Health (including Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital); Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience and Methodist Hospital); and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

“HealthAmerica is committed to providing our members with broad, market-competitive access to high-quality hospitals and physicians," said Howard A. Cutler, vice president and executive director of HealthAmerica’s Eastern Pennsylvania Region. “Continuing our relationship with Jefferson Health System ensures that our customers and members continue to have access to a premier organization in the Philadelphia region for their health care needs.”

“Jefferson Health System is very pleased to continue serving HealthAmerica’s commercial and CoventryCares Medicaid members in the Delaware Valley,” said David Simon, executive vice president, chief legal officer of JHS. “This agreement helps further our commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve.”

About Jefferson Health System

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Jefferson Health System’s Members have more than 11,300 full-time employees, 2,300 beds and 2,500 medical staff members. Among other accolades, JHS Member hospitals have received national recognition as being among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and have earned Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. Physicians affiliated with JHS Member hospitals are included in Philadelphia Magazine's annual list of the best local doctors.

About HealthAmerica

Listed among the country’s top 15 health plans in NCQA’s America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2010-11 list, HealthAmerica has been offering health benefits in Pennsylvania for over 35 years. The company provides a range of health insurance products, including consumer-directed, self-funded, Medicare, Medicaid, indemnity, nongroup, and pharmacy plans. It currently has "Excellent" accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its commercial HMO, POS, and Medicare plans. HealthAmerica’s corporate offices are in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information about HealthAmerica, visit HealthAmerica’s website at www.healthamerica.cvty.com.



CONTACT:

HealthAmerica
Kendall Marcocci, Director of Communications, 717-540-6746
[email protected]
or
Jefferson Health System
David Simon, 610-225-6298
[email protected]

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