Network Health and Boston Medical Center Announce Provider Agreement
MEDFORD, Mass. — Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality, comprehensive health care coverage for more than 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes, today announced it has entered into a participating provider contract with Boston Medical Center. The agreement gives Network Health members access to Boston Medical Center’s world-class physicians and health care services.
“Network Health is thrilled to add Boston Medical Center to our growing network of doctors and hospitals,” said Christina Severin, Network Health president. “Network Health and Boston Medical Center are both deeply committed to providing high-quality, high-value health care to those in need — without exception. Now, Network Health members will have a choice of even more great doctors and resources to help them get and stay healthy.”
Boston Medical Center is a nationally recognized hospital and offers a full range of pediatric and adult care services, including primary and family medicine, and advanced specialties. Boston Medical Center also serves as the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine.
“Boston Medical Center is excited to form this new relationship with Network Health,” said Kate Walsh, Boston Medical Center president and CEO. “Our philosophy is simple — we believe that everyone deserves the best health care regardless of his or her socio-economic circumstances. Our affiliation with Network Health will help Boston Medical Center carry out this mission and allow our talented health care providers to deliver high-quality care to Network Health’s diverse membership.”
Network Health’s provider network includes more than 20,000 primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, and community organizations which serve members in more than 300 Massachusetts cities and towns.
About Network Health
Since 1997, Network Health has provided access to high-quality health care for Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. A subsidiary of Tufts Health Plan, Network Health, based in Medford, Mass., is a nonprofit, comprehensive health plan serving members through its Network Health Together® (MassHealth), Network Health Forward® (Commonwealth Care), and Network Health Extend™(Medical Security Program) plans.
To improve the health and well-being
of its more than 215,000 members and their diverse communities, Network Health
offers fully integrated, in-house care management, providing a team of medical,
behavioral health, social care, and pharmacy professionals who coordinate
member care. Network Health partners with 20,000 primary care providers,
specialists, hospitals, and community organizations statewide.
Network Health earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) “Excellent” Health Plan Accreditation, NCQA’s highest accreditation rating, for its Network Health Together plan. Since 2010, Network Health has been a top-ten plan among all Medicaid health plans nationally, according to NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings — Medicaid. Additionally,
Network Health is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and received a 2010 Case In Point Platinum Award for “Best Overall Case/Care Management Program” from Dorland Health. In 2010, Network Health also was recognized as having a top leadership team among health plans nationally by HealthLeaders Media.
To learn about their health plan options, Massachusetts residents can call Commonwealth Care at 877-623-6765 (TTY: 877-623-7773), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit www.mahealthconnector.org; call MassHealth at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit www.mass.gov/masshealth; or call the Medical Security Program at 800-908-8801, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit www.mass.gov/dua/msp.
About Tufts Health Plan
Headquartered in Massachusetts, with membership in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Tufts Health Plan is a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage to its 980,000 members. The plan supports its members and employers with an array of health management programs that use evidence-based
medicine to support health and wellness and improve quality. Tufts Health Plan’s HMO and POS programs are ranked second in the nation, and its Medicare Advantage HMO program ranks among the nation’s top-ten Medicare Advantage plans by NCQA.
About Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center that is the primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. Committed to providing high-quality health care to all, the hospital offers a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services including primary and family medicine and advanced specialty care with an emphasis on community-based care. Boston Medical Center offers specialized care for complex health problems and is a leading research institution. Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partners in the Boston HealthNet — 15 community health centers focused on providing exceptional health care to residents of Boston. For more information, please visit www.bmc.org