Northwest Healthcare and United Healthcare have reached a new agreement on Saturday that will keep all Northwest Healthcare facilities, urgent care locations, and physicians in United Healthcare’s network, according to an official release.
The new, three-year, agreement is effective immediately. Officials say patients enrolled in a United Healthcare plan will not experience any interruption in their coverage for healthcare services received at Northwest Healthcare.
This news comes less than a week after contract talks between United Healthcare and Northwest Healthcare stalled, affecting about 46,000 patients in Tucson. Many people were worried that they would need to find new doctors, even a new hospital. But it looks like that won’t be the case.
The new agreement is retroactive to May 1, 2017, so patients who received care at a Northwest facility during this out-of-network period will be processed as in-network, according to the release.
Below is a list of some of the in-network healthcare facilities accessible for United Healthcare plan members enrolled in individual, employer-sponsored (commercial), Medicare Advantage and AHCCCS Managed Medicaid health plans:
Northwest Medical Center
Oro Valley Hospital
Northwest Emergency Center Vail
Northwest Allied Physicians
Heart Center of Southern Arizona
Northwest Heart & Vascular
Northwest Urgent Care
Northwest Tucson Surgery Center
Tucson Surgery Center
Center for Pain Management
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Northwest Healthcare and United Healthcare reach agreement