Contract extended until end of 2016
Network Health and ThedaCare have agreed to a contract extension.
According to a joint press release, Network Health members may continue to access ThedaCare providers through Dece. 31, 2016, under the same terms as the current contract with no change in fees for patients.
The ThedaCare contract with Network Health would have ended July 31, 2016.
The new agreement means Network Health members whose plans include ThedaCare can continue to see ThedaCare providers as they do now, until the end of the year.
Network Health and ThedaCare first established a partnership five years ago.
This week, Network Health president and CEO Sheila Jenkins and ThedaCare President and CEO Dean Gruner signed a contract to continue the relationship through Dec. 31, 2016.
“Our highest priority remains ensuring our customers have access to high quality, affordable health care,” Jenkins said. “Extending our relationship with ThedaCare will allow our members continued access to ThedaCare providers throughout 2016. Our customers and partners have been overwhelmingly supportive and patient during this negotiation. As a locally-owned and community-minded company, our focus continues to be on being more than a typical health plan, providing superior service to our members and partners.”
“I am delighted our patients in our 14-county service area will continue to see the doctors they know and trust, and get the same high-quality care they have been for years,” Gruner said. “We are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve and this extension gives our patients peace of mind that nothing changes for them in 2016.”