There has been increasing consolidation in the health care industry, with larger, comprehensive health systems overtaking smaller independent providers, Sheehy said.
Bright Health received conditional approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its Ohio Medicare Advantage plans and beginning in 2019 intends to offer Medicare Advantage plans to Ohio residents in the Cincinnati, Springfield, Youngstown and Toledo areas via its website, www.BrightHealthplan.com, its call center, broker partners and the Medicare.gov website.
Open enrollment will begin this fall and the plans will kick in next year, he said.
“We are excited by the partnership between Mercy Health and Bright Health for their Medicare Advantage plans in Ohio,” said Tom Golias, chief managed care officer of Mercy Health. “Collaborating with Bright Health, as their Care Partner of choice, gives our Medicare patients an excellent, high-value health insurance option that marries convenience and best-in-class care.”
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