Envision Healthcare announces national contract extension with UnitedHealthcare

Envision Healthcare announces national contract extension with UnitedHealthcare Photo: AP

December 13, 2018 11:34 AM

Envision Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to a contract extension for care provided by Envision's hospital-based clinicians for all UnitedHealthcare plan participants.

Envision is a national leader in physician services, with more than 25,000 clinicians in 45 states and the District of Columbia specializing in anesthesia, pain management, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, obstetrics, neonatology, trauma surgery and urgent care.

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"We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with UnitedHealthcare by successfully extending our agreement to ensure patients have in-network access to Envision Healthcare hospital-based clinicians," said Christopher A. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Healthcare. "We believe this is an opportunity for clinicians and payors to work together to make progress toward a more effective healthcare system."

In February 2017, Envision Healthcare announced its in-network strategy. Envision's goal is to be in-network with as many insurers as possible. Currently, more than 90 percent of Envision's business comes from treating patients who are in-network.

About Envision Healthcare Corporation 
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care, and ambulatory surgery services. The Company delivers physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/teleradiology services, and children's services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies which, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 261 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from Gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payers, providers and patients. For additional information, click here.

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