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HealthPartners adds M Health Fairview Health system to Medicare Advantage network for 2021

Expansion offers access to more than 30,000 doctors and clinicians


September 10, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – HealthPartners today announced it is adding the M Health Fairview Health system, including M Health, University of Minnesota Physicians, Fairview and HealthEast hospitals and clinics, to its Medicare Advantage provider network, effective January 1, 2021.

With the addition of M Health Fairview, current and future HealthPartners Medicare Advantage members will have access to more than 30,000 primary care and specialty care doctors and clinicians in 2021, including primary care, mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, optometry, audiology, chiropractic and more. Members will also have access to thousands of care locations, including nearly 400 primary care clinics, 62 hospitals and 56 urgent care locations, as well as access to Virtuwell®, the 24/7 online clinic.

“It is more important than ever for members to seek necessary health care and services, and our experience shows that Medicare-eligible Minnesotans benefit from larger provider networks with expanded options,” said Jim Eppel, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at HealthPartners. “With the addition of M Health Fairview, members will have access to even more doctors, clinicians and care locations so they can get the quality care they need, closer to home.”

HealthPartners’ Medicare Advantage network in 2021 includes many of the largest health systems across the Greater Twin Cities Metro Area, including HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, M Health Fairview, Allina Health, North Memorial Health and more.

HealthPartners offers both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. Details of these plans will become available on Oct. 1, 2020. Annual Enrollment Period begins Oct. 15, 2020, when people eligible for Medicare can choose or switch Medicare insurance plans for the coming year.

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