PEORIA, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Coventry Health Care of Illinois, Inc. and UnityPoint Health – Methodist are pleased to announce a new high-performance network in Peoria, IL.
“Our partnership offers a seamless experience of holistic care to our patients. While we improve the quality of care, we can also reduce our patients’ out-of-pocket costs and enhance their entire health care experience.”
The new product, Carelink from Coventry: A UnityPoint Health – Methodist Partnership, is effective September 1, 2013. The goal of this collaboration is to improve quality of care and lower overall health care costs in the Peoria community. The partnership demonstrates a commitment to deliver more value to the patient, no matter what his or her health care needs may be.
“Methodist is pleased to partner with Coventry to provide a high level of coordinated care to our community,” said Methodist President and CEO Debbie Simon. “Our partnership offers a seamless experience of holistic care to our patients. While we improve the quality of care, we can also reduce our patients’ out-of-pocket costs and enhance their entire health care experience.”
Jered Wilson, Coventry’s Vice President of Network Development, said, “We’re excited to partner with Methodist and offer a new and improved path to healthy living. This approach provides aligned, performance-based incentives between Methodist, its physicians and Coventry. Our combined goal is to keep our community that we live in, and serve in, healthy.”
Methodist has an employed physician network of over 150 and an active medical staff of nearly 600 that provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois. In 2012, Methodist delivered more than 1,748 babies, admitted 17,285 patients and had more than 56,545 emergency visits.
High-performance network model drives focus on more coordinated care
A high-performance network collaboration consists of a group of health care providers who assume responsibility for the quality and cost of care for a group of patients.
Coventry works with health care organizations throughout the state to develop products and services that support value-driven, patient-centered care. For more information on this specific high-performance network, please visit www.chcillinois.com > Health Care Solutions > Our Products > Carelink from Coventry.
About UnityPoint Health – Methodist
UnityPoint Health – Methodist (www.unitypoint.org/peoria) provides comprehensive, coordinated care to patients throughout Central Illinois through our clinics, hospital and home care services. UnityPoint Health – Methodist includes Methodist Medical Center; UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home - Peoria. UnityPoint Clinic in Central Illinois provides care in a number of areas including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, senior health, express care, sports medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, pediatric gastroenterology, and rehabilitation medicine.
About Coventry Health Care of Illinois, Inc.
Providing health care benefits for almost 30 years, Coventry (formerly PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois, Inc.) offers a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including group health, individual health, self-funded administration, Medicare and pharmacy plans. Coventry Health Care of Illinois is an Aetna company. For more information, see www.coventryhealthcare.com.
Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 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 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.