Coventry and Greenville Hospital Terminate Contract

Greenville Health System located in Greenville, SC, may terminate from the Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas network, effective November 1, 2014.

  • A termination was submitted by Greenville Health System for the Coventry commercial contract with a November 1, 2014 effective date. This includes all Carelink contracts, as well.
  • Coventry remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached prior to the termination date. Coventry will continue to negotiate in a forthright manner and will keep you informed of these negotiations as they progress.
  • Commercial Member letters were mailed recently.
  • Impacted facilities include:
    • Greenville Memorial Medical Center &  Patewood Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC
    • Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville, SC
    • Greer Memorial Hospital in Greer, SC
    • North Greenville Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Travelers Rest
    • Laurens County Hospital in Clinton, SC
    • Oconee Medical Center (Seneca)
  • Physicians associated only with the GHS Partners In Health dba University Medical Group, Partners In Health Rural Health Clinic dba Laurens Family Practice, Oconee Physicians and Greenville Proaxis will also be terminated.

Alternate Hospitals available

Below is a listing of alternate participating hospitals in the immediate area where employees and their dependents can continue to access care.

 

St. Francis Hospital-Millennium

2 Innovation Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

 

St. Francis Hospital-Downtown

1 St. Francis Drive

Greenville, SC 29601

 

St. Francis-Eastside

125 Commonwealth Drive
Greenville, SC 29615

 

Regency Hospital of Greenville

1 St. Francis Drive
Greenville, SC 29601

 

Shriners Hospital for Children

950 West Faris Road

Greenville, SC 29605
Coventry will help with transition of care

Coventry’s standard transition of care policy will apply to members actively in a course of treatment. If any of your employees will require frequent or continuing consultation with a specialist physician for ongoing covered care, the employee should contact his or her current PCP who can help arrange transfer of that care to a similar specialist in the Coventry network.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you need additional information. Coventry appreciates your support as it continues to try to address the rising cost of health care services for Greenville, South Carolina, employers and residents. Coventry will continue to keep you informed of any changes in our local network.