March 10, 2022
Health Partners Plans Announces Jefferson Health Network Expansion
Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) today announced the addition of Jefferson Health to its Medicaid and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) provider network. This addition follows the provider agreement between Health Partners Medicare and Jefferson Health announced last fall.
“We are thrilled to continue building upon our successful provider network growth we experienced in 2021 with this newest addition for our Medicaid and KidzPartners members,” said Health Partners Plans President and CEO Denise Napier. “As a result of this expansion, we will be able to help improve health outcomes for even more of our members in the greater Philadelphia area.”
This agreement brings Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Methodist Hospital into the Health Partners Medicaid and KidzPartners hospital network, effective January 1, 2022. This network addition also grants all of Jefferson Health’s ambulatory care sites and employed PCP and specialist physicians in-network privileges for HPP members.
Other Jefferson Health providers, including Jefferson Abington, Jefferson Lansdale, Jefferson Northeast and their physician networks, were already participating and will continue to participate in HPP’s provider network.
“Our partnership with Health Partners Plans allows us to offer high-quality care to more Philadelphia-area families than ever before,” said Edmund deAzevedo Pribitkin, MD, MBA, Chief Physician Executive at Jefferson Health and President of the Jefferson Medical Group. “Jefferson Health is devoted to improving the lives of members in our local community and we look forward to providing our award-winning health and wellness programs and 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 social barriers to health through programs such as its Social Determinants of Health initiatives.
Jefferson Health is a regional health care system that offers expert clinical and compassionate care for patients in the Philadelphia area.
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 JEFFERSON HEALTH
Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 1 university based academic medical center, 1 non-university academic medical center, 2 nationally recognized rehabilitation hospitals and 14 community based hospitals (ten are Magnet®-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. For 2021-2022, Jefferson is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals in seven specialities by U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the lives of patients in the communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.