More than a million Arizonans enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored, individual and Medicaid health plans will continue to have access to Phoenix Children’s facilities and employed physicians.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s CFO Doug Myers, who joined the organization last July from Florida-based Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, praised the relationship,
UnitedHealthcare is one of the leading health benefit companies in the state, serving a great number of our patients. UnitedHealthcare recognizes and values the distinct care Phoenix Children’s provides. Our renewed relationship helps advance both organizations’ missions to serve our community’s health needs.
Dave Allazetta, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Arizona returned the praise,
Phoenix Children’s is an important community care provider, and our renewed relationship offers UnitedHealthcare plan participants and their families greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care. We appreciate collaborative relationships with care providers like Phoenix Children’s that are committed to improving the quality of care.
UnitedHealthcare insures nearly half a million Arizona residents enrolled in Medicaid and more than 175,000 MA beneficiairies – dominating both market segments. The insurer offers insurance for individuals, employers, and Medicare beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
Phoenix Children’s offers a number of unique, quality pediatric programs. It operates Arizona’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center and Level IIIc NICU and Neuro NICU. Phoenix Children’s Heart Center has a three-star rating, the highest available, by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Health Net of Arizona pulled Phoenix Children’s Hospital from its network of providers on December 31, 2017 impacting about 1,000 patients enrolled in its ACA Ambetter product.