|By Michael Iorfino, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The national insurance carrier and Geisinger on Monday announced an agreement on a five-year contract, which adds all Geisinger facilities to
"It is our hope that more people in this region will be able to remain close to home when seeking care," Geisinger spokesman
In addition to the hospitals, the agreement includes Geisinger physician clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, skilled nursing facilities and ancillary home health and hospice services across Northeast and central
The deal, which marks the first systemwide agreement between the two parties, adds 1,100 physicians to
Members who receive care at in-network facilities could get 80 to 100 percent reimbursements compared to a 50 to 60 percent reimbursement at out-of network providers. Also, members who get care at out-of-network facilities pay higher out-of-pocket costs.
"It broadens access for
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