In an effort to remain fiscally responsible, Johnson County Community Health Services’ (JCCHS) will no longer be able to provide patient care for anyone with insurance through United Healthcare (UHC). This directly impacts JCCHS Home Health.
With rising healthcare costs, JCCHS must determine the best approach to continue providing exceptional patient care while sustaining financially now and into the future. The cost for providing home health services through UHC exceeded reimbursements; therefore, creating a significant financial burden for JCCHS.
“This was not an easy decision,” said Stephanie Truex, JCCHS Administrator. “Our goal is to provide specialized care to improve our patients’ quality of life. For us to continue our mission, we had to identify ways to remain financially responsible to continue now and into the future. We understand the burden this will cause our patients who use United Healthcare. We have worked diligently to negotiate better reimbursement, so our costs wouldn’t be so high, but we were unsuccessful. We continue discussions with United Healthcare to renegotiate our contract with the hope that we can once again offer our services to United Healthcare patients.”
JCCHS will continue providing care to our current patients using UHC but can no longer accept new patients under our expiring contract.
JCCHS Home Health is contracted with Medicare, Medicaid and many Medicare Advantage and private insurance providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tri-Care, Humana, and others. Our Intake team consists of nurses and insurance coders to answer any questions you may have.
Kerri Lewis, Director of Communications
660-747-6121 ext. 257