HIP Service Area Expansion Affects
GHI HMO Providers
Pending approval from the NYS Departments of Health and Financial Services (DOH and DOFS, respectively), EmblemHealth anticipates merging its company GHI HMO Select, Inc. (GHI HMO) into HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) on or around November 1, 2012. In accordance with DOH requirements, notices have been sent to GHI HMO contracted providers in July and again in August, 30 days apart. A final notice will be sent once the merger is approved. Most providers in the GHI HMO network who are not already in the HIP network will be invited to participate in certain HIP commercial HMO benefit plans: HIPaccess® I, HIP Prime® HMO, HIP POS, Direct Pay HMO, Direct Pay POS and Healthy NY.