Coventry Health Care Teams Up With Four Provider Groups, Lowers Health Care Cost and Improves Quality

Dec 01 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO December 1, 2014 — Coventry Health Care, an Aetna company, announced today a new health care network that gives Missouri residents in St. Louis and Columbia access to four well-known providers of doctors, clinics and hospitals. Known as FocusedCare HPN, the network could save individuals up to 15 percent on their current health plan premiums depending on individual factors and location.

The collaboration between Coventry, BJC HealthCare, Washington University Physicians, St. Elizabeth’s Belleville and St. Anthony’s Medical Center and Physicians is one of the largest health care networks in the region giving individuals and families access to over a dozen hospitals and more than 4,000 physicians. The network will tackle rising costs by focusing on higher quality care, increased collaboration between health providers and a better patient experience.

Plans will be available on and off the Health Insurance Exchange to residents of Washington, Ste. Genevieve, Boone, St. Charles, St. Louis City and St. Louis counties in Missouri; and Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois. Enrollment for FocusedCare HPN is available on the Health Insurance Exchange during open enrollment which runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015, directly with Coventry or through a health insurance broker.

With FocusedCare HPN, individual members can expect:

  • Access to FocusedCare HPN primary care and specialty physician clinics;
  • More coordinated, team-based care among physicians of all specialties and other care providers;
  • Enhanced patient experience through best-in-class care management programs and technology that delivers the same, up-to-date information to all physicians and care providers;
  • Lower overall out-of-pocket costs for members who see providers who are affiliated with FocusedCare HPN; and
  • Improved health care outcomes through a greater emphasis on preventive care, efforts to reduce hospital readmissions and post-care follow-up.

“This high-performance network is a solution for what’s been plaguing the health care system for a long time,” said Frank D’Antonio, president of Coventry’s Missouri and Southern Illinois operations. “Now, consumers will be at the center of a health care system that promotes wellness, provides better care for chronic conditions and uses economic incentives to reward positive health outcomes.”

Coventry, BJC Health Care, St. Elizabeth’s Belleville, St. Anthony’s and Washington University Physicians will measure care quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction by tracking:

  • The percentage of Coventry members who receive recommended preventive care and screenings;
  • Management of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart failure;
  • Reductions in avoidable hospital readmissions; and
  • Reductions in avoidable emergency room visits.

“We are excited to work with BJC and Washington University Physicians, Hospital Sisters and St. Anthony’s to offer an innovative health care product in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri,” said D’Antonio. “When physicians and health plans work together, care improves for the people we serve. This new collaboration will provide physicians from BJC, Washington University Physicians and St. Anthony’s with useful information that will support more patient outreach, better care coordination and a health care experience that is simpler and more effective.”

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About Coventry HealthCare of Missouri, Inc.

Coventry Health Care of Missouri, Inc., an Aetna company, provides a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products to employer groups, Medicare beneficiaries, individuals and families across the state of Missouri. For more information, see www.chcmissouri.com.

 

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @aetna

About BCJ HealthCare

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, and is focused on delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With 2013 net revenues of $4 billion, BJC serves the health care needs of urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 12 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice. www.bjc.org

About Washington University Physicians

Washington University Physicians are the primary care and specialist physicians who are members of the full-time faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, and currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.wuphysicians.wustl.edu

About Hospital Sisters Health System (St. Elizabeth’s Hospital)

Hospital Sisters Health System’s mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.   Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 14 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).  For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.

About St. Anthony’s Medical Center

Founded by the Franciscan Sisters in 1872, St. Anthony’s Medical Center includes 767 beds and more than 320 physicians serving the greater St. Louis area. St. Anthony’s offers advanced medical treatment in a number of specialties, including acute rehabilitation, maternity services, oncology and cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and stroke, surgery and emergency medicine. In addition to the hospital itself, St. Anthony’s operates four urgent-care centers and world-class heart and cancer treatment centers. For more information, visit http://www.stanthonysmedcenter.com.

 

 

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