Hartford HealthCare and UnitedHealthcare Establish New Network Relationship

April 14, 2015 By Hartford HealthCare

All five Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary facilities and more than 2,000 providers participating in UnitedHealthcare’s network

Hartford HealthCare and UnitedHealthcare have established a new multi-year network relationship, giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare individual, Medicare, and employer-sponsored plans, including Oxford-branded plans, in-network access to all Hartford HealthCare facilities and providers participating through Integrated Care Partners. The agreement means there is no interruption in coverage for patients with UnitedHealthcare plans, including Oxford-branded plans.

The agreement includes an accountable care plan, in which Hartford HealthCare and UnitedHealthcare will work together to increase patient value and improve quality. Performance-based metrics are designed to reward Hartford HealthCare and its physicians for the quality of care delivered and patient satisfaction, while better managing medical costs.

“We are pleased to have been able to work collaboratively with UnitedHealthcare to arrive at this truly patient-centered agreement,” said Jeffrey Flaks, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hartford HealthCare. “More than ever, ensuring sustainable health care delivery requires a partnership between providers and insurers, and Hartford HealthCare is proud of this renewed relationship with UnitedHealthcare. Working together, we seek to continue to improve access and make health care more affordable.”

“Hartford HealthCare is a leading provider of health care services in Connecticut through its broad network of hospitals, ancillary facilities and physicians, and this new relationship lays the foundation for future collaboration on health issues that matter to our plan participants,” said Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “We are pleased that individuals and families in Connecticut will continue to have local access to critical health services.”

Hartford HealthCare serves patients in more than 100 cities and towns in Connecticut, and employs more than 18,000. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 475,000 people in Connecticut enrolled in individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare health plans.

About Hartford HealthCare
Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care network. The system’s fully integrated health system includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, two community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health services network, a statewide clinical laboratory operation, a large primary care physician practice group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a coordinated cancer institute with five cancer centers, and a large physical therapy rehabilitation network. To learn more, visit www.HartfordHealthCare.org, and see how Hartford HealthCare is connecting more people to healthier at www.ConnectToHealthier.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the healthcare 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, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 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. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.