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Thursday, August 03, 2023

Highmark Blue Shield contracts with Jefferson Health in Southeast Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (August 3, 2023) — Highmark Blue Shield today announced that Jefferson Health has entered into a Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved in-network provider contract with Highmark Inc. on behalf of itself and its affiliate health plans.

Made up of 17 hospitals and more than 42,000 employees, Jefferson Health is the largest health system in the Philadelphia region by total licensed beds. The robust network of hospitals and physician practices serves patients in Bucks, Camden, Gloucester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Jefferson Health joins Temple Health, Penn Medicine, Doylestown Health’s Doylestown Hospital,  Grand View Health’s Grand View Hospital and Crozer Health as additional health systems that have entered into an agreement with Highmark Inc. in southeastern Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to add Jefferson Health to our provider networks in the Philadelphia region,” said Dan Tropeano, Highmark’s southeastern Pennsylvania segment president for commercial segments. “The health system has earned several recognitions from U.S. News & World Report, including best hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area and various nationally ranked specialties including ophthalmology and orthopedics.”

Jefferson Health has over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, 4,615 credentialed physicians, and 9,300 nurses. The health system is also recognized for their major teaching facilities, offering clinical experiences including residency programs, local medical schools, and fellowship programs.

“This agreement with Highmark will expand Jefferson’s ability to provide high-quality healthcare services throughout the region and further our mission to improve lives in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Joseph G. Cacchione, Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson. 

About Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, protects Pennsylvania individuals and families with a range of high-quality, affordable and reliable health insurance solutions. As the only Blue Shield licensee in Pennsylvania, Highmark Blue Shield has a long and successful history of delivering remarkable experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Federal Employee Program. Highmark Blue Shield earned a Brand Excellence Award from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in recognition of its efforts in building brand strength and providing superior customer service, solid financial performance and enrollment growth. Highmark is also annually recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" through the Disability Equality Index® a leading national benchmark established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. 

About Jefferson
Nationally ranked, Jefferson, which is principally located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and higher education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 42,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients; making our communities healthier and stronger; preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st-century careers; and creating new knowledge through basic/programmatic, clinical, and applied research. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and three schools offering 200 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 8,400 students. Jefferson Health, nationally ranked as one of the top health care systems in the country and the largest provider in the Philadelphia area, serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 17 hospitals and over 50 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region.  Jefferson Health Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization providing a broad range of health coverage options in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for more than 35 years.

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Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health

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