CHOP Renews Agreements with Keystone Mercy, Amerihealth Plans

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has reached agreement with Keystone Mercy Health Plan and AmeriHealth Mercy on the terms of new, three year contracts. Under the agreement, Keystone Mercy and AmeriHealth members will be able to continue using Children’s Hospital and its providers through June 30, 2013. The contract is effective July 1, 2010.

“We are delighted to extend the relationships,” said Madeline Bell, CHOP executive vice president and chief operating officer. “This agreement provides children and families continued access to expert clinical care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and throughout the CHOP Care Network.”

“The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the premier pediatric facilities in the nation and we are pleased to have reached this agreement and continue our long-standing relationship,” said Jay Feldstein, DO, Keystone Mercy Corporate Chief Medical Officer and Interim Regional President, Northeast, which includes both Keystone Mercy and AmeriHealth Mercy. “Through this agreement, the families and children we serve will continue to have access to the state-of-the-art care provided by Children’s Hospital.”

Keystone Mercy is the largest Medicaid managed care plan in the Philadelphia area serving more than 300,000 members. AmeriHealth Mercy serves more than 100,000 Medical Assistance recipients in 15 counties of central and northeastern Pennsylvania.