Molina Healthcare and Memorial Hermann Announce Improved Access to Care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP Recipients in Greater Houston

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/26/2016, 4:30 p.m.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. jointly announced today that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., ...
Anne Rote, president of Molina Healthcare of Texas

Long Beach, Calif. & Houston, Texas (July 26, 2016) – Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. jointly announced today that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into an agreement with Memorial Hermann to enhance access to safe, high-quality care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP recipients in the greater Houston area. At the closing of the transaction, Molina’s approximately 14,000 STAR, CHIP and CHIP Perinate members residing in the Harris Service Delivery Area will become members of Memorial Hermann Health Plan. As part of the transaction, Memorial Hermann will become a contracted provider in Molina’s network serving STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS MMP and Medicare D-SNP members. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2017 subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions.

“Molina is excited to expand access for our Houston members through the addition of Memorial Hermann’s integrated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Anne Rote, president of Molina Healthcare of Texas. “Molina and Memorial Hermann share a common mission to focus on quality and cost-effective health care for all individuals, and this arrangement will help both organizations achieve that goal.”

“Memorial Hermann Health System has been serving greater Houston as well as Harris and surrounding counties for more than 100 years,” said Dan Styf, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health Plan. “STAR, CHIP and CHIP Perinate members can be assured that our health plan’s alignment with Memorial Hermann, the market leader in Houston, and a wide network of strategic provider partners, will give them direct access to high-quality, easily accessible care.”

About Molina Healthcare of Texas

Since 2006, Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. From the beginning and through today, our mission has been to bring high-quality and cost-effective health care to kids, adults, seniors, families and people with disabilities. As of March 2016, the company serves approximately 260,000 members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs, with service areas across Texas. Our state Provider Network includes 6,114 primary care physicians and 41,103 specialist physicians.

About Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Molina serves approximately 4.2 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at molinahealthcare.com.

About Memorial Hermann

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and approximately 25,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 16 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: among those facilities is a full-service adult hospital; a children’s hospital which houses neonatal intensive care services and a pediatric intensive care unit; the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute; and the nation’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center. The system also operates 12 community hospitals, three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, four IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations and a comprehensive ambulatory care network.