HealthAmerica Renews Contract with PinnacleHealth

HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PinnacleHealth and HealthAmerica® announced today that they have reached agreement on a new multi-year contract that ensures continuation of their long-term relationship in central Pennsylvania. The new contract was effective February 1, 2011.

Under the new agreement, HealthAmerica’s commercial group, nongroup and Medicare (Advantra) health plan members will have in-network access to PinnacleHealth’s four campuses (Community, Cumberland, Harrisburg and Polyclinic), FamilyCare physician practices, home health and hospice services, outpatient surgery and imaging centers, inpatient and outpatient care and an array of other health care services.

“HealthAmerica has enjoyed a strong business relationship with PinnacleHealth for several years,” said Timothy E. Nolan, chief executive officer, HealthAmerica. “PinnacleHealth is an important part of our local network, and we're happy to be continuing this affiliation.”

“We are pleased to have reached agreement on a multi-year contract and that HealthAmerica members will continue to have access to PinnacleHealth’s hospitals, outpatient facilities and regional services,” said Philip W. Guarneschelli, acting president and chief executive officer for PinnacleHealth System. “By contracting with the region’s leading providers and hospitals, HealthAmerica is ensuring their members the best possible care and choice of providers.”

About HealthAmerica

With over 35 years of providing health care benefits, HealthAmerica has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted and experienced health insurers in Pennsylvania. The company ranks 14th in the nation for HMO and POS plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and its Medicare plan ranks 28th nationally. It has ranked among the top health plans by NCQA for six consecutive years. HealthAmerica provides a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, Medicare, Medicaid, indemnity, nongroup, and pharmacy plans. It currently has "Excellent" accreditation by the NCQA for its commercial HMO, POS, and Medicare plans. HealthAmerica’s corporate offices are in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit HealthAmerica’s website at www.healthamerica.cvty.com.

About PinnacleHealth

PinnacleHealth is a non-profit healthcare system serving central Pennsylvania. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, Cumberland, Harrisburg and Polyclinic), FamilyCare physician practices, home health and hospice services, outpatient surgery and imaging centers, inpatient and outpatient care and an array of other healthcare services. For a complete list of services, visit its website at www.pinnaclehealth.org.



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