UW Health and United Healthcare Establish New Network Agreement
Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health and UnitedHealthcare have established a new multi-year relationship, giving people enrolled in most UnitedHealthcare individual and employer-sponsored plans in-network access to all UW Health facilities and physicians effective May 1, 2015.
UW Health is an academic health center associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and provides access to more than 1,300 physicians in 98 specialties.
"We are pleased that this new relationship makes it possible for people covered by UnitedHealthcare throughout Wisconsin to have in-network access to the care and resources of UW Health,” said Michael Dallman, president of University Health Resources and vice president for UW Health regional development.
"UW Health is an important provider of health care services, and this new network relationship provides customers in Wisconsin with in-network access to quality health care," said Dustin Hinton, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin. "Our work together will give individuals and families access to critical health services in their local community and greatly enhances our ability to respond to consumers’ specific health needs."
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1.4 million people in Wisconsin, with a care provider network of 142 hospitals and more than 25,000 physicians statewide.
About UW Health
UW Health is an academic health center associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It includes:
- The 592-bed UW Hospital and Clinics,Magnet-designated and rated the number one hospital in Wisconsin by US News & World Report
- The 87-bed American Family Children’s Hospital
- The UW School of Medicine and Public Health
- The Carbone Cancer Center, one of 41 federally-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S
- The UW Medical Foundation, the school’s faculty group practice with more than 1,300 physicians in 98 specialties and the nation’s seventh-largest organ transplant program.
About University Health Resources
UHR is the entrepreneurial arm of UW Health. It is a not-for-profit membership corporation that serves as a network development vehicle by developing regional and clinical centers, and developing business relationships with other health care providers. UHR represents UW Health in negotiating and servicing of managed care contracts with insurers, employers and other health care organizations.
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, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 45 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.
Date Published: 03/27/2015