6/26/2019
Contact: Beth Horner (919) 814-3820

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ECU Physicians Joins NC State Health Plan Network

Largest Practice in Eastern North Carolina is Standing Up for Eastern North Carolina

(Raleigh, N.C.) – State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and the State Health Plan (Plan) announced today that ECU Physicians has signed a contract to join the North Carolina State Health Plan Network.

ECU Physicians, the medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU), is a leader in quality patient care, research and education. It is dedicated to improving the region's health with superior medical care in Greenville and throughout eastern North Carolina.

“We are honored to partner with ECU Physicians, which values the State Health Plan as a customer," said Folwell. “Thousands of state employees who work at ECU, Pitt Community College, area school systems and other state agencies in eastern North Carolina can be at ease in 2020 knowing that they are in network!"

“The Brody School of Medicine was founded on a mission to develop and train primary care physicians and to provide expert and compassionate health care for the people of eastern North Carolina. It is our privilege and responsibility to provide top-quality care through the clinical faculty and staff at ECU Physicians to our fellow participants in the State Health Plan," said Dr. Mark Stacy, Dean, Brody School of Medicine.

“I'm proud of the collaboration between the State Health Plan staff and staff at ECU Physicians," said Dee Jones, Executive Director, State Health Plan. “Working together with another state entity is rewarding, knowing that fellow state employees will continue to receive quality care at transparent and affordable prices."

The North Carolina State Health Plan Network is the result of the Clear Pricing Project (CPP) announced last year. Under CPP, the Plan will move away from a commercial-based payment model to a reference-based, transparent pricing model tied to Medicare rates. Health care providers will be reimbursed for their services at Medicare rates plus an average of 82 percent. Plan members will save more than $50 million.

Providers should visit www.bluecrossnc.com/providers/ncstatehealthplannetwork for more information. Plan members can find more information regarding the Clear Pricing Project at www.shpnc.org.

The State Health Plan, a division of the N.C. Department of State Treasurer, provides health care coverage to more than 727,000 teachers, current and former lawmakers, state university and community college personnel, active and retired state employees, and their dependents.

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