Columbia University Medical Center

EmblemHealth Inks Rate Deals

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ColumbiaDoctors vice president John Chabot, MD, FACS.

A long-awaited FPO agreement with GHI is now final. For many years, ColumbiaDoctors has had an agreement with HIP, which is also owned by EmblemHealth, but not with GHI. The agreed-upon rate was implemented by GHI, retroactive to January 2016.

“GHI is the insurance plan for many city workers, such as firefighters and police officers,” said John A. Chabot, MD, FACS, vice president of ColumbiaDoctors. “We are pleased to be working with them to provide excellent healthcare to our first responders and many other New York public servants.”

ColumbiaDoctors has also added GHI-HMO, a small product line underwritten by HIP, to our HIP agreement effective Jan. 1, 2017. The contract for this line of business, which affects about 300 members, ends confusion about whether they are covered in our contract or not.