Health Net Federal Services Contracts with Centura Health to Provide Veterans with Increased Access to Medical Care
(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., and Centura Health, the region's health care leader, have signed a new agreement to provide veterans with enhanced access to high-value medical care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VAs) Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) and Veterans Choice programs.
Health Net is delighted to join with Centura Health in support of VAs effort to provide timely access to community care for our nations veterans said Thomas Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services.
We understand the importance of collaboration and community partnerships to help increase consumers access to convenient, high-value care, said Gary Campbell, president and CEO of Centura Health. Centura Health is honored to have been selected by Health Net. Our veterans bravely put their lives on the line for us and we are proud to partner with Health Net to ensure their health care needs continue to be met through increased convenience and access to care.
Health Net has made Centura Health, including its 600 employed primary care physicians and specialists of Centura Health Physician Group in Colorado and Kansas, a major network provider for VAs PC3 and Veterans Choice programs.
PC3 allows veterans to receive care in their local communities when local VA medical centers cannot readily provide the needed care to veterans due to geographic inaccessibility or limited capacity. Under PC3, eligible veterans with an approved VA authorization have access to community-based primary care, inpatient specialty care, outpatient specialty care, mental health care, limited emergency care and limited newborn care for female veterans following the birth of a child.
The Veterans Choice program was created by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA) and allows eligible veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or are unable to get a VA appointment within 30 days of their preferred date, or within 30 days of the date determined medically necessary by their physician, to obtain approved care in their community instead.
About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 18,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.
About Health Net Federal Services
Health Net Federal Services has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net provides health care services to approximately 2.8 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families.
Health Net Federal Services also works collaboratively with VA to administer the PC3 program. Health Net Federal Services processes authorizations for health care on behalf of VA for veterans to receive care from authorized community providers, schedules appointments, manages receipt of all required medical documentation for care, and processes claims for payment. For information about Health Net Federal Services, please visit the Health Net Federal Services website.
About Health Net, Inc.
Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as Part D), Medicaid, dual eligible, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs. For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit the Health Net website.
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