Posted on April 14, 2015 by Web Administrator
Whiteville, N.C. (April 13, 2015)— Columbus Regional Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their relationship, once again giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare Advantage plans in-network access. Columbus Regional Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare agreed to make the agreement retroactive to March 1, 2015, ensuring UnitedHealthcare plan participants do not experience any interruption in their in-network benefits coverage for services received at Columbus Regional Healthcare System’s facilities and physicians.
“We are pleased to have renewed our agreement with UnitedHealthcare,” said Carla Hollis, CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System. “UnitedHealthcare plan participants will continue to have in-network access to our quality physicians and services, and our care providers’ focus remains on delivering the best care for our patients.”
“Columbus Regional is an important provider of health care services in Columbus County, and this renewed network relationship lays the foundation for future collaboration on health issues that matter to our plan participants,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas. ”Our continued work together gives individuals and families local access to critical health services.”
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1 million people in North Carolina enrolled in individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare health plans.
Licensed for 154 beds, Columbus Regional Healthcare System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that provides a vast array of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to Columbus County and surrounding communities. CRHS is accredited by The Joint Commission and is governed by a local board of trustees. Columbus Regional works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its community through quality patient care that raises standards for safety, quality, service, compassion and efficiency.
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.
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