Jefferson University Hospitals

Geisinger Health Plan and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital System Expand Relationship

01/13/15

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Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital System have expanded their relationship and signed a new multi-year agreement. The new contract went into effect on October 1 and includes all Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians, as well as more than 400 community providers.

Through this contract, Jefferson becomes an in-network, preferred provider under Geisinger Health Plans with easier access for members.

"Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are known for providing patients with excellent clinical and compassionate care," says Steven R. Youso, GHP's president and CEO. "This new contract provides our members access to one of the health systems most recognized for quality in Pennsylvania. We are happy our members will have Jefferson as a health care choice."

The contract applies to all Geisinger Health Plan's coverage options, including Geisinger Gold, Geisinger Choice and Geisinger Health Options. Geisinger Health Plan has approximately 45,000 members in Southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

"Jefferson is happy to renew and expand on our longstanding relationship with Geisinger Health Plan and offer its members access to health care that puts patients and families first," says Neil Lubarsky, CPA, senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

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ABOUT GEISINGER HEALTH PLAN
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. GHP has the #1 ranked Medicare and Private health plans in Pennsylvania and are ranked #10 and #12 in the nation respectively, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicare and Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015. The plan serves more than 470,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and West Virginia. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries and Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com.

Media Only Contact:
Gail Benner
Jefferson University Hospitals
Phone: 215-955-6300