Medica and Mayo Clinic Expand Relationship

Members to Gain In-Network Access to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medica and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., announced that they have expanded their relationship with an agreement that provides Medica members with employer-sponsored coverage in-network access to Mayo Clinic physicians and hospitals beginning January 1, 2011.

“Mayo Clinic is recognized nationally for delivering quality health care and we are excited to expand our relationship with them so that more of Medica’s members will have access to Mayo’s team approach to diagnosis, treatment and specialty care,” said Charles Fazio, M.D., Medica’s chief medical officer. “We anticipate that this arrangement will add great value for our members.”

Mayo Clinic works with Medica and many other insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. Members may access the Mayo Clinic directly. They may also choose to discuss this with their primary care doctor when evaluating treatment options for their condition.

This arrangement is in addition to the existing relationship between Medica and Mayo. Mayo Health System, a network of clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities serving more than 60 communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, currently is an in-network provider for many of Medica’s members, including those with employer-sponsored coverage. The expanded arrangement adds the Mayo Clinic location in Rochester, Minn.

About Medica

Medica is a healthcare company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. With nearly 1.6 million members, the non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.

Medica has the highest accreditation status, Excellent, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA®) for its Minnesota Medicaid HMO plans and commercial health plans in Minnesota and North Dakota. Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency.

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org/about/ and www.mayoclinic.org/news.



CONTACT:

Medica
Greg Bury, 952-992-8437
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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Minnesota

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