FLINT, Mich., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McLaren Health Plan announced that it has signed an agreement with Spectrum Health System that will bring new HMO, POS and Medicare options to the marketplace in West Michigan. The arrangement adds Spectrum's 12 hospitals and 1,400 providers to McLaren Health Plan's network of over 44,000 providers.
"This expanded partnership with Spectrum Health allows McLaren Health Plan to better serve its local markets and provides more options for individuals and employer groups in West Michigan," said Kathy Kendall, president and CEO of McLaren Health Plan. "We are pleased that our members will have access to Spectrum Health's leading health care providers and specialty services."
With this new arrangement McLaren Health Plan will expand its presence and make available new commercial and Medicare options to the west side of the state by adding Kent, Ottawa, Barry, Mason, Newaygo and Mecosta counties to its current 39-county service area.
McLaren Health Plan and Spectrum Health have an existing agreement for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan members. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with McLaren Health Plan and providing their members in our communities with access to Spectrum Health providers and services," said Tina Freese-Decker, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group.
About McLaren Health Plan
McLaren Health Plan is a licensed health plan providing benefits to more than 240,000 HMO, POS, Medicare and Medicaid lives. McLaren Health Plan owns a third party administrator called McLaren Health Advantage, Inc., which provides full healthcare administrative services for self-funded companies. McLaren Health Plan is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. McLaren Health Care has 22,500 employees, 12 hospitals, the state's largest cancer network anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and more than 44,000 network providers serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at mclarenhealthplan.org.
About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children's Hospital; about 180 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,200 physicians and advanced practice providers, including about 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 756,800 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan's largest employer, with 25,300 employees. The organization provided more than $326 million in community benefit during its 2016 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—by Truven Health Analytics™ for 2016. This is the fifth time the organization has received this recognition.
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SOURCE McLaren Health Plan