The Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to announce that it now participates in Highmark Blue Shield FreedomBlue Medicare insurance programs. Pittsburgh-based Highmark (www.highmark.com) is the largest health insurance provider in Pennsylvania.
"We are proud to now be a participating provider with Highmark FreedomBlue Medicare insurance plans," said Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Richards. "As a participating provider, patients will now pay less out of pocket for their care.”
"Lebanon County residents choose The Good Samaritan Hospital more than any other hospital for their healthcare needs. We are delighted to provide Highmark’s Medicare customers with another option for healthcare services," Richards added.
The Highmark Medicare agreement includes a variety of services from The Good Samaritan Hospital, including hospital care, diagnostic testing (laboratory, imaging), transitional care unit, rehabilitation and more.
Highmark Medicare customers may be interested to know that Highmark Blue Shield has designated The Good Samaritan Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. To date, more than 400 facilities nationwide have received a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care designation. Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care demonstrate their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for cardiac patients. The Good Samaritan Hospital meets evidence-based clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians’ and medical organizations, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and is subject to periodic re-evaluation as criteria continue to evolve.*
In addition to Highmark FreedomBlue PPO and FreedomBlue PFFS products, Good Samaritan currently accepts or participates in the following Medicare health plans:
o Aetna Medicare Standard Plan (PPO)
o Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
o Aetna Medicare Standard Plan (HMO)
o Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (HMO)
§ Capital Blue Cross
o Senior Blue HMO
o Senior Blue PPO
§ Health America
o Humana Gold PFFS
o Sterling Option I (PFFS)
If you wish to verify your Medicare plan’s participation with The Good Samaritan Hospital, please call 717-270-7806.
For 120 years, the Good Samaritan Health System has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. The Good Samaritan Health System also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County.
* These organizations have provided information and input, but do not formally endorse the Blue Distinction Centers program.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations’ recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.