Press release from Harris Regional and Swain Community hospitals:
Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is pleased to announce that we have reached a new agreement with UnitedHealthcare that reinstates “in-network” status for employed physician* services. This is a win for our patients who deserve access to quality healthcare here at home, and we appreciate their patience as we have worked through this process.
With this new agreement, our employed physician* services will be back “in-network” with UnitedHealthcare. Patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance plans will have “in-network” access to care beginning May 1.
Our agreement includes both commercial and Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
From the outset, we have been committed to ensuring our patients’ healthcare needs would continue to be met. Our new contract gives us the ability to continue reinvesting in patient care by recruiting new physicians and caregivers and enhancing the services we provide.
We thank patients for the trust they place in Harris Regional Hospital, Swain Community Hospital and our team of caregivers, and we look forward to meeting the region’s healthcare needs for generations to come.
*Please note, the contract is between UnitedHealthcare’s insurance plans, Harris Regional Hospital’s employed physicians and select Duke LifePoint Healthcare facilities. It does not affect Duke University Health System hospitals or clinics.