Sutter Health Announces Health Plan Contract Status for 2002
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 14, 2001 - As many Northern California businesses prepare for annual health plan open enrollment sessions for their employees, the Sutter Health network of physicians and not-for-profit hospitals today issued a status report on contracts with HMOs and health plans for 2002.
Sutter Health has existing contracts in place for 2002 with the following major health plans:
- Blue Shield
- Blue Cross
Sutter Health has not reached a contract with Health Net (NYSE:HNT) for 2002. The current contract expires December 31, 2001.
"Sudden changes in health plan provider networks can be disruptive and frightening to patients and their families," said Dr. Gordon Hunt, Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health. "Consumers need to know early on - before they've signed up for health coverage - which HMOs and health plans include us in their provider networks and which ones don't include Sutter Health hospitals and physicians."
More information about choosing health plans is available.