KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. (“Coventry”) welcomes North Kansas City Hospital into its provider network. The multi-year contract is effective September 1, 2011 and includes physicians in the affiliated practices of Meritas Health Corporation.
“All of us at North Kansas City Hospital are pleased with this partnership,” said David Carpenter, North Kansas City Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We stand ready to care for Coventry’s members, especially those who call the Northland ‘home.’”
Michael Murphy, Coventry’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Coventry prides itself on having an extensive provider network. We are very pleased to welcome North Kansas City Hospital and their physicians back into our family of providers serving our members and clients in the Northland.”
Coventry Health Care (www.coventryhealthcare.com) is a diversified national managed healthcare company based in Bethesda, Maryland, operating health plans, insurance companies, network rental and workers’ compensation services companies. Coventry provides a full range of risk and fee-based managed care products and services to a broad cross section of individuals, employer and government-funded groups, government agencies, and other insurance carriers and administrators. Coventry Health Care operates locally with offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas.