UHC and Premier Health Renew Network Relationship

Dayton, Ohio (Jan. 2, 2018) Press Release

Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare today announced they have formed a new, multi-year relationship to ensure southwest Ohio residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare Advantage health plans have in-network access to all Premier Health's facilities and physicians. This agreement ensures access to Premier Health physicians and facilities for Medicare Advantage plans and restores access for commercial plans effective Jan. 1, 2018.

This renewed relationship gives nearly 200,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants access to physicians in the Premier Physician Network, along with Premier Health's hospitals and other sites of service in the Dayton region.

We are very happy to have found common ground and a way that Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare can work collaboratively to extend quality, patient-centered care in our communities, said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO, Premier Health. We look forward to working with UnitedHealthcare to continue serving our community and having a positive impact for its members who live and work in our service area.

Our priority is ensuring the people we serve have access to quality, cost effective health care, said Kurt Lewis, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Ohio. Premier Health is an important community provider and partner and we are pleased to renew our relationship on behalf of the tens of thousands of people we serve across southwest Ohio.

About Premier Health

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The health system operates four hospitals: Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South; Good Samaritan Hospital; Atrium Medical Center; and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services. The health system is the second largest employer in the region and is the largest health-care system in Southwest Ohio.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the healthcare experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 500 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

Contact

Ben Sutherly, 937-499-5261 or bwsutherly@premierhealth.com or
Tony Marusic, 312-363-7714 or tony_marusic@uhc.com