Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Holy Redeemer Health System (Holy Redeemer) have agreed to a new three-year contract, making Holy Redeemer the first community-based health system to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN) model. The new contract ensures Independence members continued in-network health care coverage at Holy Redeemer Health System facilities.
“This new agreement demonstrates how much we value our long-standing relationship with Holy Redeemer and how committed we are to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to our members in its service areas,” said Anthony Coletta, M.D., MBA, president of Facilitated Health Networks at Independence. “We are pleased that Holy Redeemer shares our commitment to patient care and are proud to collaborate on this new and progressive approach.”
The FHN model goes beyond the traditional negotiating of new contracts and enhancing of existing reimbursement policies. It focuses on transforming how Independence collaborates with health systems and doctors to better coordinate patient care, exchange critical data, and share accountability for both quality and cost of care.
“We are pleased to continue to partner with Independence Blue Cross to offer their members and our patients a high-quality, low-cost option for health and medical care services,” said Michael B. Laign, president and CEO of Holy Redeemer. “Like Independence, Holy Redeemer is committed to community-based health care that is focused on keeping people well and safe.”
About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 8.5 million people in 25 states and the District of Columbia, including more than 2.5 million in the region. For almost 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook and on Twitter. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.