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Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin Signs PPO Contract With Prevea Health Network.



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FOND DU LAC Fond du Lac (fŏn` də lăk', –jə–), city (1990 pop. 37,757), seat of Fond du Lac co., E central Wis., in a resort region at the south end of Lake Winnebago; inc. 1852. , Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 4, 2001

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue Shield A US not-for-profit health care insurer that is a reimbursement intermediary for physicians. Cf Blue Cross.  United of Wisconsin has signed an agreement with Prevea Health Network of Green Bay to provide an option for Blue Cross & Blue Shield customers to select a broad range of physician, hospital and related health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract  to Blue Cross & Blue Shield members in northeast and east central Wisconsin Central Wisconsin is a colloquial term for a region of Wisconsin. This region generally coincides with the Wausau-Rhinelander Television Market. Counties in Central Wisconsin
  • Adams County
  • Florence County
  • Forest County
  • Langlade County
.

The agreement, effective September 1, 2001, allows employers with Blue Cross & Blue Shield group coverage, the option of choosing the Network Health Prevea PPO PPO
abbr.
preferred provider organization


PPO Managed care Preferred provider organization, see there Infectious disease Pleuropneumonia-like organism, see there
 option, which includes a newly created preferred provider panel that offers the services of physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals from both Green Bay-based Prevea Health Network and Menasha-based Network Health Plan.

"We are committed to providing the people of Northeast Wisconsin with the broadest choice possible when selecting health care services. Our new relationship with Prevea Health Network and Network Health Plan allows us to make high quality services more accessible to our clients," said Al Wearing, Vice President for Blue Cross & Blue Shield's Northeast Region.

Network Health Prevea PPO, a reciprocal agreement Reciprocal agreement is an agreement between two U.S. states to allow members of the Bar association from each state to practice in the other. Thus, lawyers who wish to practice in two states do not have to take the bar examination in both states.  between Prevea Health Network and Network Health Plan, represents nearly 2,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 21 hospitals in 28 counties in northeastern Wisconsin. The primary service area includes the counties of Brown, Door, Manitowoc, Oconto, Marinette, Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet Calumet, region, United States
Calumet (kăl`ymĕt'), industrialized region of NW Ind. and NE Ill., along the south shore of Lake Michigan.
, Waupaca, Waushara, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Green Lake and surrounding counties.

"With Prevea Health Network's and Network Health's combined physician, hospital and medical professional panels, we are prepared to deliver quality healthcare services to Blue Cross & Blue Shield members who select the Network Health Prevea PPO," said Mark Minsloff, Prevea Health Network President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We anticipate this to be very well received in the employer community."

"Affinity Health System/Network Health Plan is excited to have reached an agreement with Blue Cross & Blue Shield," said Kevin Nolan Kevin Nolan (born June 24 1982 in Liverpool) is a former England Under-21 international footballer who currently captains Bolton Wanderers of the FA Premier League. Career
Nolan was brought up in a football playing family, and wanted to be a footballer from a young age.
, Affinity Health System President and CEO.

According to Wearing, the new agreement will allow employers, employees and their families the choice of an extensive selection of health care providers. This relationship creates improved access to medical care for consumers who work in one community and live in another. Many businesses have multiple locations and employees living in a larger geographic area. This new relationship helps them provide their employees with greater access to high quality health care.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin is the state's largest health insurer. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Blue Cross offers a flexible product portfolio with a broad range of options for small, medium and large groups, as well as individual plans for people who don't have access to group coverage. The Blue Cross Internet address is www.bluecrosswisconsin.com
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