The following announcement was provided on behalf of Network Health.
Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality, comprehensive health care coverage for nearly 215,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes, today announced it has entered into a participating provider contract with Lahey Clinic, including the Medical Center in Lexington.
The agreement gives Network Health members access to Lahey Clinic’s outstanding physicians and health care services beginning Sept. 15, 2012.
“Network Health is thrilled to enter into an agreement with Lahey Clinic that expands our members’ choice with even more great doctors and high-quality clinical services,” said Paul Burke, Network Health vice president of network management. “This agreement furthers our mission to improve the health and well-being of our members across Massachusetts.”
Under the new agreement, Network Health members have access to more than 600 additional primary care providers and specialists. The Lahey Clinic network is comprised of three medical centers, including Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass.; Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, in Peabody, Mass.; and Lahey Medical Center, Lexington, in Lexington, Mass. The Lahey Clinic network also includes 11 community primary care sites and six satellite specialty care sites. Lahey Clinic Medical Center is a teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine.
“Lahey Clinic is pleased to enter into this partnership and offer Network Health members access to Lahey’s multidisciplinary team approach to care,” said Allen Danis, Lahey Clinic vice president of contracting. “This is a great opportunity to improve access to primary care and medical specialists in the communities we serve.”
Network Health’s provider network includes more than 20,000 primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, and community organizations which serve members in more than 300 Massachusetts cities and towns.