Health Partners expands provider network, adding both Jefferson Health and Tower Health
The partnerships will grant all many more Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based facilities to physicians in-network privileges.
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Health Partners Plans (HPP) has announced a major expansion of its provider network to include both Jefferson Health and Tower Health.
As a result of this expansion, all Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based Jefferson facilities and physicians will be granted in-network privileges for Health Partners Medicare members, and all Tower Health facilities and physicians in-network privileges for HPP’s Pennsylvania members.
The expansion adds 24 new hospitals and several thousand physicians to the HPP network, for members of Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP.
“We are excited to announce this expansion of our network and the added benefits it offers to our members, who will now have access to the high-quality care provided by both Jefferson Health and Tower Health,” said Health Partners Plans President and CEO Denise Napier, in a press release.
“HPP is proud of these partnerships, as they underscore our commitment to continually improve the health outcomes of our members,” she added.
Jefferson Health is one of the most distinguished health systems in the Philadelphia region, with 18 hospitals and more than 13,000 physicians, practitioners and nurses included in its network.
The partnership will allow Health Partners Medicare members to visit any of Jefferson Health’s network of hospitals, as well as its additional entities, which includes outpatient centers, testing and imaging centers and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
“Jefferson Health is dedicated to improving the lives of the members in our local communities by providing expert, high-value care. Through this new partnership with HPP, we are looking forward to offering our award-winning care to even more people in the Philadelphia area,” said Dr. Bruce A. Meyer, President at Jefferson Health, in a press release.
Tower Health is one of the largest non-profit health systems in the region, serving communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.
The partnership will allow HPP’s members enrolled in Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners and KidzPartners to visit any of Tower Health’s network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, urgent care centers and physician practices.
“Tower Health has a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care to our local communities. We are committed to advancing health and transforming lives, and through this new partnership, we are delighted to offer our leading-edge, compassionate health and wellness services to HPP members,” said P. Sue Perrotty, president and CEO of Tower Health.
HPP’s partnership with Jefferson Health went into effect on Sept. 1, while the partnership with Tower Health went into effect Oct. 1.