Mayo Clinic Health System and Prevea360 Health Plan are partnering to offer a new network option in western Wisconsin for State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program members starting with the fall "It's Your Choice" open enrollment period.
The Prevea360 West and Mayo Clinic Health System network will be available as a tier 1 option during open enrollment, which begins on Monday, Sept. 26, and runs through Friday, Oct. 21. The network spans 14 counties in western and northwest Wisconsin, including Barron, Buffalo, Dunn, Chippewa, Crawford, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Vernon.
This new network will allow state health plan members to continue with their existing Prevea360 providers that access a coordinated network of physicians, hospitals and providers featuring Prevea Health's multispecialty physician group and health centers, and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals and clinics. Mayo Clinic Health System and other select hospitals and providers will be added to provide a robust network in the new 14-county service area.
Mayo Clinic Health System and Prevea360 Health Plan worked together to maintain state employee member access to Mayo Clinic Health System providers, clinics and hospitals after WEA Trust announced it will no longer offer health insurance as of Dec. 31, 2022.
"This partnership is a powerful example of organizations working quickly and nimbly to deliver high-quality health care for state health plan members in the western part of Wisconsin," says Dave Docherty, president of Dean Health Plan, which administers Prevea360 Health Plan. "We're excited to bring the experience, specialized care, and local presence of Mayo Clinic Health System to a network that already includes high-quality providers from Prevea Health and HSHS."
Mayo Clinic Health System is a family of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities with a physical presence in 44 communities in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa.
"Our providers bring the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic to these communities and many surrounding areas to ensure our patients receive world-class health care close to home," says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System. "We see a partner in Prevea360 that is also committed to delivering high-quality care and service to our shared members and patients."
Ashok Rai, M.D., president and CEO of Prevea Health, adds, "As a health system that puts the interests of patients and members first, Prevea360 reflects that commitment. We're excited to expand our state plan access and offer an enhanced network of providers to Wisconsin state health plan members."
Learn more about the Prevea360 Health Plan.
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