LOCAL SURGICAL HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH UPMC HEALTH PLANS
Edgewood Surgical Hospital is now accepting UPMC Health Plan Insurances for inpatient and outpatient procedures
Transfer, PA: Edgewood Surgical Hospital announced today that it received confirmation of active participation with the UPMC network of health insurance plans throughout Pennsylvania. As an in-network provider, Edgewood’s facility in Transfer, PA is now accepting UPMC Health Plan Insurances for inpatient and outpatient procedures.
The partnership between the two organizations, which was years in the making, received significant support from Michele Brooks, Senator for the 50th District and well-known advocate of access to affordable healthcare.
“We are extremely grateful to Senator Michele Brooks for all her help in facilitating the provider approval process with UPMC Health Plan,” said Tom Roskos, chief executive officer for Edgewood. “This partnership with UPMC Health Plan allows our excellent facilities to fill a void and provide a new opportunity for the community to receive superior healthcare.”
UPMC is a provider-led health insurer in western Pennsylvania and includes plans for individuals and families, employers and government (Medicare- and/or Medicaid-eligible individuals and CHIP – Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program).
UPMC serves more than 3.4 million members in Pennsylvania and has an active provider network of more than 140 hospitals and facilities and nearly 24,000 physicians.
Individuals with UPMC insurance and other approved coverages can learn more about scheduling diagnostic testing or surgical procedures with Edgewood Surgical Hospital by visiting edgewoodsurgical.com.
Edgewood Surgical Hospital is committed to pursuing the frontiers of treatment and advanced technology. Edgewood’s exceptional care is achieved by having the lowest infection rates in Pennsylvania and a highly dedicated, compassionate staff. Procedures and specialties include Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pain Management, Podiatry, Oral Surgery and Imaging.
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