LATEST INTEGRATION NEWS FOR PROVIDERS

HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. advances integration of The Emerald Health Network and announces new network names and logos

In the fall of 2007, the parent organization of The Emerald Health Network, Inc. (“EHN”) was acquired by HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. Since that time, HealthSmart has been working diligently to integrate its various provider networks, including EHN. As a result of those efforts, EHN is excited to announce that as of May 1, 2011, EHN will be renamed “HealthSmart Preferred Network, Inc.” This rebranding is a vital step toward HealthSmart’s goal to integrate its network products in the State of Ohio.

As a result of the changes described above, Emerald Health Network identification and logos are being phased out in favor of a more universally recognized HealthSmart Network logo beginning May 1, 2011. Over the next 13 months, HealthSmart Network clients will be updating their identification cards to reflect the HealthSmart Network logo. During this transition period, HealthSmart asks that you please continue to accept either the EHN or the HealthSmart Network logo(s). Please see the LOGO GUIDE to assist your office team in identifying HealthSmart/EHN members.

There will not be any change in your current product participation or reimbursement as a result of these changes, and your current agreement remains in full force. As part of a larger HealthSmart Preferred network, you will now be able to see all HealthSmart Preferred and EHN members some of which previously could not access your practice.

Please reference the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for detailed information. In addition, please visit www.healthsmart.com/NetworkIntegration.aspx frequently for updated information regarding the integration.

 

HealthSmart Preferred Care II L.P. completes integration of Physician Direct Network, LLC

In mid-2005, Physicians Direct Network, LLC (“PDN”) became affiliated with HealthSmart Preferred Care II, LP (“HealthSmart”) through common ownership. As of July 1, 2011, HealthSmart’s network integration efforts will be complete and PDN will be merged into HealthSmart.

Despite this legal formality, the network name and logo used for purposes of participant identification will remain HealthSmart Preferred, as it has been since the acquisition date referenced above. Please see the LOGO GUIDE to assist your office team in identifying HealthSmart members.

There will not be any change in your current product participation or reimbursement and your current agreement remains in full force with the merged entity.

Please reference the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for detailed information. In addition, please visit www.healthsmart.com/NetworkIntegration.aspx frequently for updated information regarding the integration.