California Prison Health Care Signs 3 Year Contract with HealthNet
Posted Jul 01 2010 8:25am
Health insurance goes to the prisons, well not exactly as we think of it with our policies, rather the company will administer the services and data analytics to ensure claims, services, etc. are handled accordingly. Many big companies who are self insured also contract with health insurers to run their programs and it’s not much different to the consumer but the big difference is where the money comes from. BD
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--( EON: Enhanced Online News )-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC (Health Net), a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), announced that the California Prison Health Care Services (CPHCS) awarded Health Net the contract to administer the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network Services on behalf of CPHCS. The terms of the contract are for a three-year base period which commenced June 29, 2010, with two one-year option periods.
“Health Net is honored to partner with the California Prison Health Care Services as the contracted representative to provide cost-efficient access to quality health care services for the state’s 33 prison institutions,” said Steve Tough, president of Health Net’s Government & Specialty Services division, which includes Health Net Federal Services. “In addition to providing access for health care services through a network of providers across the state, Health Net will administer support around claims repricing, medical management, data analytics and reporting, and information technology services such as telemedicine.”