Saint Francis Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare have finalized an agreement that restores access to care at all Saint Francis facilities and ensures uninterrupted access to care from Saint Francis physicians for UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicaid plans. The new agreement also gives UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members access to Saint Francis facilities and physicians. The new, multi-year agreement is effective September 1, 2020.
Statement from Dr. Maryann Reese, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System
“A renewed partnership with UnitedHealthcare is great news for our region. While this negotiation process was difficult, reaching this agreement ensures in-network access to our providers as well as our facilities. Our top priority is to provide exceptional care to the communities we are called to serve, and we appreciate UnitedHealthcare’s collaboration to help achieve this result.”
Statement from Patrick Quinn, CEO of UnitedHealthcare in Missouri
“We recognize the care Saint Francis Healthcare System provides is not only important but also personal to our members and we appreciate their patience during what we know was a difficult negotiations process. Our top priority throughout this process was ensuring the members we’re honored to serve in the southeast Missouri region have access to quality, affordable healthcare and this new agreement accomplishes that goal. We appreciate Saint Francis Healthcare System’s collaboration in helping achieve this outcome.”