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05/26/2015 in press release
ENT and Allergy Associates® Successfully Extends Relationship with Empire BCBS New York Area’s Largest Insurer Three year addition assures uninterrupted coverage to over 130,000 of Practice’s patients
Tarrytown, NY – May 26th, 2015, – In its continuing effort to provide excellent care to the maximum number of New York residents possible, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) — the largest and most comprehensive ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the country — proudly announced that it has reached agreement on a new three year provider contract extension with Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Under this agreement — several months in the making and effective June 1st, 2015 — ENTA physicians will continue to be in-network providers to 130,000+ of Empire members.
Robert Green, MD, President of ENTA said: “Empire was interested in our group’s technology, quality initiatives and coordination of care programs. Because these are areas we too believe are of great importance, we had a great story to tell of investment and results. As a result, agreement was reached which allowed us to continue our long-standing relationship with this health plan.”
Sue Gillies, CPC, Director – Central Billing Operations at ENT and Allergy Associates, commented, “We take a collaborative approach to our discussions with managed care companies in order to help ensure mutual benefit and a positive outcome. Most importantly, we are focused on reaching a result that serves the needs of the people of our many communities. This contract is a testament to the correctness of ENT and Allergy Associates’ priorities –and an indication that we are poised for continued organic growth. We are extremely pleased.”
“We’re very pleased to have this three-year contract in place with ENT and Allergy Associates,” said Dom DePiano, VP, Provider Solutions, for Empire, “this will ensure our members have continued access to this important area of specialty health care.”
To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, or to conveniently find an ENT or Allergy doctor and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York or New Jersey location, please visit www.entandallergy.com or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.
About ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP
ENT and Allergy has nearly 170 physicians in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 70,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media 2011 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.