The provider network for Kaiser Permanente of Colorado, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), has signed a new contract with Longmont United Hospital (LUH), effective January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. In addition, 192 physicians of the Boulder Valley Individual Practice Associates (BVIPA) have agreed to return to the PHCS network. These providers have hospital privileges at PHCS network hospitals other than Boulder Community Hospital.
Employers and members currently enrolled with their health insurance through Kaiser Permanente who are impacted by the new contract will be receiving a letter of notification in the next few days. Employers will also receive a letter of explanation that includes a copy of the BVIPA provider list effective January 22, 2007.