Mayo Clinic has announced a new network relationship with UnitedHealthcare, giving UnitedHealthcare commercial plan customers in-network access to Mayo Clinic physicians and hospitals beginning Nov. 1, 2010.
The new network relationship covers all Mayo group practices and hospitals in Jacksonville, Fla., Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., and Rochester, Minn.
“This national agreement with UnitedHealthcare will allow even more people to experience Mayo Clinic,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “Our patients tell us they come to Mayo for our team approach to health care, our ability to find answers and the peace of mind they have knowing that they receive care from many leading experts in their fields. We welcome the opportunity to serve UnitedHealthcare’s commercial plan participants.”
“Mayo Clinic is nationally recognized for delivering quality health care services,” says Michael O’Boyle, president, UnitedHealth Networks. “We look forward to working together to provide UnitedHealthcare customers access to the outstanding services provided by the physicians associated with Mayo Clinic’s three campuses across the United States.”
Mayo Clinic works with UnitedHealthcare and many other insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn’t require a physician referral. In fact, more than 8 out of every 10 patients come to Mayo Clinic on their own, without a referral from another physician.
About Mayo Clinic
For more than 100 years, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. These patients tell us they leave Mayo Clinic with peace of mind knowing they received care from the world’s leading experts. Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. At Mayo Clinic, a team of specialists is assembled to take the time to listen, understand and care for patients’ health issues and concerns. These teams draw from more than 3,700 physicians and scientists and 50,100 allied staff that work at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona; and community-based providers in more than 70 locations in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. These locations treat more than half a million people each year. To best serve patients, Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies, does not require a physician referral in most cases and is an in-network provider for millions of people. To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www.mayoclinic.org/news. For information about research and education, visit www.mayo.edu. MayoClinic.com (www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your general health information.
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.