STONY BROOK, NY, October 20, 2015— Stony Brook University Hospital and EmblemHealth have reached a provider services agreement effective November 1, 2015, resulting in in-network coverage through EmblemHealth’s Select Care Network, for thousands of Long Islanders who are participating in health exchange plans under the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Over the past several months, Stony Brook has been in active discussions with several healthcare exchange providers in an effort to reach an agreement that is both beneficial for patients and fiscally responsible for Stony Brook and the insurance carrier. This agreement will allow members of this Exchange plan network to visit Stony Brook as part of their in-network coverage options.
“We are pleased to have been able to amend our existing agreement with EmblemHealth which will allow thousands of Long Islanders who are enrolled in its Select Care Network to access Stony Brook University Hospital and its physicians on an in-network basis,” said L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine. “It supports New York State’s mission to offer affordable care to our patients in a manner that is consistent with Stony Brook’s core mission as the safety net provider for the area and source of specialized and unique care for populations at risk.”
The open enrollment period for selecting or changing Exchange plans on the New York State of Health Marketplace will begin on November 1, 2015.
NOTE: For the most accurate information on what your insurance will pay for, please consult your insurance carrier. Stony Brook University Hospital supports the goal of universal affordable care and invites dialogue with additional plans in the New York State health insurance exchange. In the meantime, Stony Brook has been working with patients in those plans in need of our special services through individual negotiations with their respective exchange/insurance carriers. Patients in need of assistance should call the Stony Brook University Hospital Healthcare Teleservices Office at (631)-444-4392; each caller will be guided by an expert in the Managed Care Department.