October 7, 2021
Health Partners Plans and Tower Health Announce Agreement
Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) today announced it has signed a contract with Tower Health, one of the region’s largest non-profit health systems that serves communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. The provider agreement is effective October 1, 2021 and grants all Tower Health facilities and physicians in-network privileges for HPP's Pennsylvania members.
“We are excited to announce this expansion of our network and the added benefits it offers to our members, who will now have access to the high-quality care provided by Tower Health,” said Health Partners Plans President and CEO Denise Napier. “HPP is proud to partner with Tower Health, as it underscores our commitment to continually improve the health outcomes of our members.”
The agreement with Tower Health will allow HPP's members enrolled in Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) to visit any of Tower Health’s network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, urgent care centers, and physician practices.
"Tower Health has a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care to our local communities,” said P. Sue Perrotty, president and CEO of Tower Health. "We are committed to advancing health and transforming lives, and through this new partnership, we are delighted to offer our leading-edge, compassionate health and wellness services to HPP members.”
As a longstanding health care partner in Philadelphia for more than 34 years, HPP is an innovative managed care organization known for addressing barriers to health through comprehensive clinical programs and Social Determinants of Health initiatives.
Tower Health is an integrated health care provider that includes six acute care hospitals, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (in partnership with Drexel University), a rehabilitation hospital, a behavioral health hospital (in partnership with Acadia Health), urgent care centers, home health, Tower Health Medical Group physician practices, and TowerDirect patient transport and EMS services.
ABOUT HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS
Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization serving more than 259,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program). Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how to PartnerUp with Health Partners Plans, visit HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
ABOUT TOWER HEALTH
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated health care provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate health care and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. With approximately 14,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; Tower Behavioral Health Hospital (in partnership with Acadia Health), and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home health care services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 25 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health Medical Group includes approximately 800 primary and specialty physicians in more than 100 locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.