Christian health share company announces First Health® Provider Network will replace current provider network.
IRVING, Texas, May 27, 2020 – On June 1, First Health Provider Network will officially replace PHCS Network at OneShare Health, a Christian-based Health Care Sharing Ministry located in Irving, Texas. First Health is an NCQA-accredited Provider Network that has strong provider relationships with more than 5,700 hospitals, over 120,000 ancillary facilities, and over 780,000 professional providers at over 1.5 million health care service locations across all 50 states.
With First Health, Members can Access some of the top hospitals in the country, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, and Yale New Haven Hospital.
According to the Executive Director of First Health Paul Lavin, both companies were able to align on the partnership’s objectives fairly quickly.
“From the start, First Health made a concerted effort to understand OneShare Health’s specific health care funding and service model,” said Lavin. “Ultimately, we were able to propose a national network solution that would better support existing membership and enable OneShare to continue growing. Our partnership provides Members with a credentialed and stable national network of providers that truly values their relationship.”
According to Kim Waters, OneShare Health’s Executive Vice President of Provider Networks, a partnership with First Health Network will allow the company to expand the OneShare health provider list by giving OneShare Members access to a wide range of First Health network providers across all 50 states.
“Now, more than ever, our Members need to know they have the support of a resourceful and compassionate health share company,” said Waters. “The fact that First Health has outstanding relationships with so many health care professionals and facilities was definitely an attractive feature. Our Members deserve quality health care whenever and wherever they need it, and First Health® goes above and beyond to ensure this is the case.”
In addition to broadening the list of OneShare Health providers who have agreed to provide medical services at discounted rates, OneShare’s partnership with First Health has allowed the company to obtain the first HCSM-friendly Provider Network agreement in the country. As a result, the respective teams will be cooperating to educate providers on how cost-sharing works and the benefits of working with an HCSM.
“First Health is a true partner in every sense of the word,” said Tracy Berwick, OneShare’s Chief Operations Officer. “They understand the need for affordable alternatives to health care and the value our programs provide uninsured faith-based people looking for innovative options in the marketplace. We were very intentional in our partnership with a provider network that not only supports the HCSM industry, but also strives to be good stewards of our Members’ experience and dollars.”
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