MSHA, UnitedHealthcare renew network relationship

5/29/2013


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 29, 2013) — UnitedHealthcare and Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) hospitals and physicians have renewed their network relationship, giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans continued access to the health system’s facilities, doctors and services.

MSHA operates 13 hospitals, serving a 29-county, four-state region in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The health system, based in Johnson City, was formed in 1998. Today, MSHA’s hospitals include more than 1,500 licensed beds, and the physician staff covers 23 medical specialties.

MSHA’s facilities include: Johnson City Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Norton Community Hospital, Smyth County Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, James H. and Cecile C. Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital, Johnson County Community Hospital, Russell County Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Woodridge Hospital.

“We are pleased to have a longstanding and very positive relationship with UnitedHealthcare,” said Marvin Eichorn, senior vice president and CFO of MSHA. “MSHA will remain an in-network care provider for all UnitedHealthcare plan customers, and we’re proud to continue working closely with the nation’s largest insurance company to provide quality health care services to the residents in our region.”

 

“Continuing our relationship with Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) ensures UnitedHealthcare plan participants in Northeast Tennessee have access to quality medical facilities near where they live and work,” said Greg Reidy, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of Tennessee.

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, serves more than 1.1 million people across Tennessee with a care network of 132 hospitals and more than 17,200 physicians statewide. 

About Mountain States Health Alliance
Mountain States Health Alliance, a not-for-profit health care organization based in Johnson City, Tenn., operates a family of hospitals serving a 29-county, four-state region (Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina). MSHA offers a large tertiary hospital, several community hospitals, two critical access hospitals, rehabilitation, a children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, a comprehensive medical management corporation, and the region’s only provider-owned health insurance company. Its 13,500 team members, associated physicians and volunteers are committed to its mission of bringing loving care to health care. For more information, visit www.msha.com.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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