University of Michigan Health System joins Priority Health Healthcare Network

(Grand Rapids, Mich. - January 24, 2013)

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) has joined Priority Health as a participating provider to serve its HMO, PPO, POS and Medicare product lines. The contract, which goes into effect March 1, 2013, will add over 1,800 physicians as well as the University of Michigan hospitals to the Priority Health provider network.

"We are excited at the opportunity to expand our provider network to include the University of Michigan Health System," said Michael P. Freed, president and chief executive officer of Priority Health. "This new collaboration provides even more access for our ever-growing membership while enhancing our health care network to care for the people of Michigan."

UMHS is a premier health care system that will make a full range of medical services available to Priority Health members and provide access to over 120 clinic locations and offices. UMHS has consistently received high honors for patient care and safety from U.S. News & World Report magazine, the Leapfrog Group and other rating organizations.

For more information on Priority Health plans, visit the member plans section of priorityhealth.com.  A complete list of physicians and hospitals is also available by using the Priority Health online Find a Doctor directory. And for further details on the University of Michigan Health system, go to UofMHealth.org.

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance.

Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model. Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers includes 98% of physicians practicing in Michigan and more than 900,000 nationwide.


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