HAYS, KS – Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) have reached an agreement for participation in the UHC Marketplace plan, ensuring Kansans enrolled in the UHC Marketplace plan have continued access to quality, affordable care at HaysMed.
Through diligent collaboration between HaysMed and UHC, an agreement has been signed where patients participating in the UHC Marketplace Plan will now be in-network for medical care received at HaysMed effective 1/1/2024. HaysMed is pleased to be able to offer this coverage option to patients throughout the region.
This agreement continues HaysMed’s commitment to providing quality patient care at an affordable cost as the premier provider in Western Kansas for specialized care. The UHC Marketplace Plan is a new product offered in HaysMed’s service area.
For patients who are participating in the UHC Marketplace Plan, no action is needed. Those patients who would like to participate and are able to transition their coverage should reach out to their insurance broker before 1/16/2024.
HaysMed is a private, not-for-profit, 200+ bed hospital providing the only tertiary level services in the region. The hospital is NIAHO-accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified. As the premier provider in western Kansas for specialized care, HaysMed offers a wide variety of specialty programs including cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, surgery (general, minimally invasive and robotic), ENT, pulmonology, critical care and women’s services. HaysMed is a Level III Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and a certified Primary Stroke Center. In addition, HaysMed has earned advanced certification in Infection Prevention.
Other services include rehabilitation, hospice, neonatal, intensive care and diagnostic imaging, as well as a Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center and a Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center. HaysMed is proud to be one of only 20 U.S. hospitals recognized by Vizient in 2023 as a Top Performer in the Complex Care Medical Center cohort. In 2022, HaysMed was named as one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association. Learn more at haysmed.com.