Network Health Offers MassHealth Coverage Statewide

Expansion into western Mass. boosts access to Network Health Together

MEDFORD, Mass.--()--Network Health, LLC, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality health care coverage for more than 200,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes, announced today that eligible residents throughout western Massachusetts can now enroll in its Network Health Together® plan. State approval of the health plan’s expansion extends Network Health benefits to residents eligible for MassHealth statewide.

“We are pleased to now offer Network Health Together, our MassHealth plan, to Massachusetts residents statewide,” said Christina Severin, Network Health president. “This expansion enables Network Health to continue its mission to improve the health and well-being of members and their diverse communities across the state.”

With its new expansion, eligible MassHealth members residing in the Northampton, Greenfield, North Adams, and Pittsfield areas can now select Network Health Together as their health plan. Network Health’s provider network in western Massachusetts includes Cooley Dickinson Physician Hospital Organization in Northampton, North Adams Regional Hospital in North Adams, Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, and Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. For a comprehensive list of provider partners, please visit www.network-health.org.

Network Health Together provides access to affordable health care for qualified residents and their families who meet income eligibility requirements determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Network Health Together members have access to regular doctor’s visits, checkups, hospital stays, prescriptions, and X-rays and lab tests.

Network Health Together members also receive great EXTRAS including free childbirth, newborn, and breastfeeding classes; free kids’ bike helmets and home-safety kits; discounts on eyewear; incentives to complete routine checkups and immunizations; discounts on healthy-living programs such as Weight Watchers; and a $50 rebate on fitness activities and programs.

Network Health offers all members free health support with a 24/7 NurseLine and an English- and Spanish-language Web site where members can order ID cards, change their primary care provider, use interactive tools like “Find a Doctor, Hospital, or Pharmacy,” and obtain up-to-date health information. The health plan also employs friendly customer care specialists who can assist members in more than 170 languages.

About Network Health

Since 1997, Network Health has provided access to high-quality health care for Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. Based in Medford, Mass., Network Health 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 200,000 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.

For more information about Network Health, call 888-257-1985 or visit www.network-health.org. Follow Network Health on Facebook and @_NetworkHealth on Twitter.

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.

Contacts

Network Health
Eryn Gallagher, 781-393-3055
Manager of Corporate Marketing and Media Relations
eryn.gallagher@network-health.org

Release Summary

Network Health, LLC announced today that eligible residents throughout western Massachusetts can now enroll in its Network Health Together® plan.

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Contacts

Network Health
Eryn Gallagher, 781-393-3055
Manager of Corporate Marketing and Media Relations
eryn.gallagher@network-health.org