August 15, 2017 (Houston, Texas) - Effective August 15, 2017, all HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division hospitals and facilities in Houston will be in Community Health Choice’s Health Insurance Marketplace provider network. Community Health Choice is a Managed Care Organization with more than 400,000 members.
As a result, all HCA Gulf Coast Division hospitals and facilities will be in every Health Insurance Marketplace plan available in Houston for the 2017 election period.
“With 14 hospitals in the Houston area, a growing number of surgery centers, as well as freestanding emergency and imaging centers, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division shares Community Health Choice’s desire to make healthcare excellence accessible,” said Troy Villarreal, CEO of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “As a network provider through Community Health Choice, we are strengthening our commitment to the region’s healthcare needs and supporting healthy living across the area.”
Community Health Choice, one of the largest Health Insurance Marketplace plans in Houston, is an affiliate of the Houston-based Harris Health System. Its programs include:
- State health programs
- Health Insurance Marketplace Plans for individuals, including plans with subsidized premiums for lower-income families
- Regional HMO coverage for State of Texas employees
- Administrator for multiple collaborative safety net projects, including Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and Network Access Improvement Program (NAIP).
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division now participates in every Health Insurance Marketplace plan available in Houston for the 2017 election period including: Molina, BCBS-Blue Advantage and Community Health Choice.
About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150- mile radius. For more information, visit www.HCAGulfCoast.com
About Community Health System
Community Health Choice (Community) is a non-profit HMO licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). Community serves more than 400,000 Members, including beneficiaries of the Medicaid STAR program, the CHIP program, and consumers in the Health Insurance Marketplace. An affiliate of the Houston-based Harris Health System, Community also offers regional HMO coverage for State of Texas employees and is an administrator for multiple collaborative safety net projects, including Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) and the Network Access Improvement Program (NAIP). For more information about Community Health Choice, visit www.CommunityHealthChoice.org.