Oxford Health Plans and Lenox Hill Hospital Announce Agreement

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oxford Health Plans, Inc.

    TRUMBULL, Conn., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Health Plans, Inc.
 (NYSE:   OHP) announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lenox
 Hill Hospital in New York City, enabling Oxford's commercial and Medicare
 members to receive uninterrupted in-network medical services at this renown
 facility.  Lenox Hill has provided access to healthcare services for Oxford
 members since 1986.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001212/OXHPLOGO )
     "Through our renewed relationship with Lenox Hill, we continue to provide
 our members on the Upper East Side, as well as those throughout New York City
 and the greater New York metropolitan area seeking high quality healthcare
 services, access to one of the premiere hospitals in the tri-state region,"
 said Chuck Berg, president and chief operating officer of Oxford.  "Oxford
 remains committed to working closely with its network of providers to ensure
 the strength and stability of our provider network."
     "As one of the largest health plans in the tri-state area, Oxford has
 dedicated itself to forming collaborative relationships," said Terence M.
 O'Brien, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lenox Hill
 Hospital.  "Over the past two years, Oxford has introduced programs to address
 issues such as prompt pay and retrospective denials.  We are optimistic that
 Oxford will continue to introduce innovative programs that support its
 hospital partners."
 
     Lenox Hill Hospital, a 652-bed acute care hospital located on Manhattan's
 Upper East Side, has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care
 and innovative medical and surgical treatments in areas including orthopedics,
 joint replacement, sports medicine, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and
 maternal/child health.  Lenox Hill has long been a leader in cardiac care.  In
 1938, the first angiocardiography in the United States was performed at Lenox
 Hill; in 1978, the first balloon angioplasty in the country was performed
 there; and, in 1994, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery
 was pioneered at the hospital.  Today, Lenox Hill continues its history of
 excellence in cardiac care through The Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular
 Institute, a valuable resource for patient care, physician training, research
 and education.
 
     Founded in 1984, Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (http://www.oxfordhealth.com)
 provides health plans to employers and individuals in New York, New Jersey and
 Connecticut, through its direct sales force, independent insurance agents and
 brokers.  In the year 2000, the company received a Commendable Accreditation
 from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent,
 non-profit organization dedicated to improving managed care quality and
 service.  It also received a CIO 50/50 Award, which recognizes innovative Web
 initiatives, in addition to a commendation from ICSA.net, which provides
 security assurance services for Internet-connected companies, for consistently
 performing within the industry's "best practices." Oxford's services include
 traditional health maintenance organizations, point-of-service plans, third-
 party administration of employer-funded benefits plans and Medicare plans.
 
     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This press release may contain comments that are considered
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities
 laws and are based upon Oxford's current expectations and assumptions which
 are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
 results to materially differ from those anticipated.  A discussion of those
 risks and uncertainties is included in the discussion under
 "Business - Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the
 Oxford annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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SOURCE Oxford Health Plans, Inc.
    TRUMBULL, Conn., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Health Plans, Inc.
 (NYSE:   OHP) announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lenox
 Hill Hospital in New York City, enabling Oxford's commercial and Medicare
 members to receive uninterrupted in-network medical services at this renown
 facility.  Lenox Hill has provided access to healthcare services for Oxford
 members since 1986.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001212/OXHPLOGO )
     "Through our renewed relationship with Lenox Hill, we continue to provide
 our members on the Upper East Side, as well as those throughout New York City
 and the greater New York metropolitan area seeking high quality healthcare
 services, access to one of the premiere hospitals in the tri-state region,"
 said Chuck Berg, president and chief operating officer of Oxford.  "Oxford
 remains committed to working closely with its network of providers to ensure
 the strength and stability of our provider network."
     "As one of the largest health plans in the tri-state area, Oxford has
 dedicated itself to forming collaborative relationships," said Terence M.
 O'Brien, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lenox Hill
 Hospital.  "Over the past two years, Oxford has introduced programs to address
 issues such as prompt pay and retrospective denials.  We are optimistic that
 Oxford will continue to introduce innovative programs that support its
 hospital partners."
 
     Lenox Hill Hospital, a 652-bed acute care hospital located on Manhattan's
 Upper East Side, has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care
 and innovative medical and surgical treatments in areas including orthopedics,
 joint replacement, sports medicine, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and
 maternal/child health.  Lenox Hill has long been a leader in cardiac care.  In
 1938, the first angiocardiography in the United States was performed at Lenox
 Hill; in 1978, the first balloon angioplasty in the country was performed
 there; and, in 1994, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery
 was pioneered at the hospital.  Today, Lenox Hill continues its history of
 excellence in cardiac care through The Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular
 Institute, a valuable resource for patient care, physician training, research
 and education.
 
     Founded in 1984, Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (http://www.oxfordhealth.com)
 provides health plans to employers and individuals in New York, New Jersey and
 Connecticut, through its direct sales force, independent insurance agents and
 brokers.  In the year 2000, the company received a Commendable Accreditation
 from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent,
 non-profit organization dedicated to improving managed care quality and
 service.  It also received a CIO 50/50 Award, which recognizes innovative Web
 initiatives, in addition to a commendation from ICSA.net, which provides
 security assurance services for Internet-connected companies, for consistently
 performing within the industry's "best practices." Oxford's services include
 traditional health maintenance organizations, point-of-service plans, third-
 party administration of employer-funded benefits plans and Medicare plans.
 
     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This press release may contain comments that are considered
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities
 laws and are based upon Oxford's current expectations and assumptions which
 are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
 results to materially differ from those anticipated.  A discussion of those
 risks and uncertainties is included in the discussion under
 "Business - Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the
 Oxford annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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