August 04, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues Payor Contracting Practice Management
Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) has been awarded the contract for managed care support (MCS) for the Tricare West Region, replacing the current MCS contractor, United Military and Veteran Services. Under the $17.7 billion contract, HNFS will provide direct medical care and administrative support services to Tricare beneficiaries throughout the 19 state western region, which includes California.
According to HNFS, a nine-month transition period is expected, with an anticipated start of health care delivery sometime in mid-2017.
HNFS has been the managed care contractor for the Tricare North Region since 2004, servicing approximately 2.8 million beneficiaries in 22 states and the District of Columbia.