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Memorial Hermann Health System and UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

HOUSTON (October26, 2017)

Memorial Hermann Health System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring Houston-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid health plans have continued in-network access to Memorial Hermann’s facilities and physicians.

This extended relationship builds upon UnitedHealthcare and Memorial Hermann’s focus on providing patient care under an innovative, value-based model aimed at keeping people healthy by delivering coordinated quality care to more than 100,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants.

Last year, Memorial Hermann and UnitedHealthcare launched an accountable care program to improve health and outcomes for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plans. An accountable care program for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans began in April 2017. Through these programs UnitedHealthcare shares data with Memorial Hermann to inform doctors of patients’ underlying medical conditions, past treatments, gaps in care, medications prescribed and future care needs to ensure care is more coordinated across specialties and care centers.

“Providing exceptional patient care, with an emphasis on high quality and remarkable service at an affordable cost, is our No. 1 priority,” said Chuck Stokes, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann. “This can only be achieved in collaboration with partners who share the commitment toward creating a healthier population. That’s why we are pleased to renew our relationship with UnitedHealthcare, which has long worked alongside Memorial Hermann to advance the health of those who entrust us with their care.” 

“Memorial Hermann is an important community partner and offers the people served by UnitedHealthcare and their families greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Dave Milich, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Texas. “We appreciate collaborative relationships with care providers like Memorial Hermann who are committed to serving patients, improving care quality and helping to address health care costs.”

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 4.5 million Texans enrolled in employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid health plans with a network of 521 hospitals and more than 78,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.