Parkview Extends Network Relationship

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Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has reached a new, multi-year agreement to remain an in-network provider for UnitedHealthcare. The deal also calls on the organizations to develop a cost-effective Medicare Advantage product for 2016.

October 31, 2014

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE: UNH), and Parkview Health have agreed to a new multi-year agreement that gives United Healthcare's Commercial and Medicare Advantage Complete Choice members uninterrupted in-network coverage from United Healthcare at each of Parkview's hospitals, physician's offices, walk-in clinics and for all services provided by Parkview throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Parkview and United will also work to develop an innovative and cost effective Medicare Advantage product for 2016.

"Parkview Health is pleased with the progress made with UnitedHealthcare to reach an agreement," said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. "We appreciate the patience and support from our patients throughout this process as we've worked in good faith with United. We apologize for the uncertainty some of our patients have experienced over the last several weeks and we appreciate their continued support and trust they've placed in Parkview as their healthcare provider."

"This agreement provides consumers uninterrupted access to quality care in their local communities," said Donna Craig, Regional Vice President for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Indiana. "We are pleased to have Parkview continue participating in our network and applaud them for their commitment to value-based care, which gives our members access to providers focused on driving care improvements and rewards Parkview for achieving certain quality measures."

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 more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 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.

Source: Parkview Health