Geisinger, Highmark reach agreement on five-year contract extension
DANVILLE - Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. announced Thursday an agreement on a five-year contract extension through 2019.
Under the new contract, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and Geisinger clinic physicians will remain network providers for Highmark's indemnity and managed care members and will continue to participate in networks currently under contract.
"We pride ourselves on the relationships and partnerships we have built with providers. Working together with health systems like Geisinger will help to continue to drive value for our members as we partner to improve quality and affordability," said Mike Fiaschetti, president of Health Markets, Highmark Inc. "This agreement will enable us to maintain our long-standing relationship with Geisinger Health System and provide our members with continued access to Geisinger's excellent medical facilities and physicians. Their reputation for delivering outstanding care is nationally recognized."
"We are pleased to have brokered a new contract with Highmark that allows our patients with Highmark coverage to be able to continue to use their Geisinger doctors and hospitals," said David Friel, vice president of third-party contracting for Geisinger. "We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Highmark and look forward to working together on behalf of their members and our patients to ensure they are receiving Geisinger quality care."
Highmark will issue direct communications to its members, group customers, health care providers and producers to inform them that Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Clinic physicians will remain network providers.