PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net of Arizona, Inc. and Banner Health Network have entered into an agreement that will allow Health Net Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to continue accessing excellent patient care through an extensive network of providers and the Banner Health Network facilities in Maricopa County and Pinal County.
During the 2015 plan year, these beneficiaries will continue to have access to Banner Health Network’s fully integrated health system that allows for a coordinated care experience in a variety of care settings – from preventive screenings and wellness visits to hospital care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Secure communication tools allow participating Banner Health Network primary care and specialist providers to access and share health data for more efficient and effective care. Beneficiaries with a chronic illness or new diagnosis are supported through educational classes and a nurse case manager to help them manage their ongoing health needs. Beneficiaries who become seriously ill, and have difficulty getting to regular medical appointments, may qualify for the Banner iCare program giving them 24-hour access to medical support through easy-to-use technology installed in their home.
“We are thrilled to continue to offer our Medicare Advantage beneficiaries access to Banner Health Network’s services and its team of highly skilled medical staff,” said Rose Megian, president and CEO of Health Net of Arizona. “Banner Health Network is regarded and recognized as a top health system in the country for the clinical quality its doctors consistently provide to patients.”
“At Banner Health Network, we are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Health Net and offer continuity of care to the Medicare Advantage beneficiaries that our providers are currently serving as part of this plan,” said Chuck Lehn, chief executive officer for Banner Health Network.
Banner Health Network offers participating beneficiaries more than 3,000 providers, 15 Phoenix-area acute care and specialty hospitals, plus Banner Home Care, Banner Surgery Centers and more.
About Health Net of Arizona
Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Health Net of Arizona, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT). Together with Health Net Life Insurance Company and Health Net Access, Inc., Health Net of Arizona serves approximately 312,000 members and delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Health Net of Arizona’s products include: HMO employer-sponsored plans; Medicare Advantage plans; and Individual and Family plans. Health Net Life Insurance Company’s products offer access to a national provider network and include: PPO; POS and Indemnity employer-sponsored plans; and Individual and Family plans. Health Net Access provides Medicaid benefits to residents in Maricopa County under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.
About Banner Health Network
Banner Health Network was designed to provide a highly coordinated patient care experience for beneficiaries of government and private sector insurance plans. Banner Health Network is comprised of 3,000 Banner Health-affiliated providers, caring for 300,000 covered lives. With a population health management focus, and a sophisticated health information technology as support, Banner Health Network seeks to provide high quality care at an affordable price. Parent company, Banner Health, is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, with operations in seven states. For more information, go to www.BannerHealth.com.
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