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UHC and Houston Methodist Finalize Network Agreement Effective June 1, 2020

UHC and Houston Methodist finalized a multi-year network agreement to bring Methodist’s facilities back into UHC’s provider networks. The agreement is effective June 1, 2020 and applies to employer-sponsored, individual, and Medicare Advantage plans.

The prior network agreement between UHC and Houston Methodist’s facilities terminated on Jan 1, 2020. Physicians that are a part of Methodist’s physician group never lost their network status with UHC. The termination of physician group’s contract was delayed and ultimately rescinded with a letter of agreement while both parties negotiated the facility contract in good faith. UHC will begin notifying members immediately.

UHC serves more than 1 million members in the Greater Houston market and more than 3.9 million people throughout Texas. Houston Methodist is a leading health care system serving the Greater Houston market. They are consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals.

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