At their last meeting July 25, the Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees heard an update on PPO agreements from Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward.
Ward has been working on an agreement with United Healthcare and an agreement was finally reached in July, and the JCHC now has agreements with all the major PPO Networks in the area with the exception of Wise Provider Network, according to Ward.
The JCHC gives a standard discount to the networks of 5% but Wise is wanting a 12% discount, so no agreement has been reached with them. Wise Provider Network handles the Johnson County School District, Ward said, and their members travel to Sheridan for services to stay in their network.
Also approved during the meeting was credentialing for two visiting specialists at the JCHC; neurologist Dr. Mayer and urologist Dr. Holst, who were both up for reappointment and were accepted on the recommendation of the staff.