HealthSpring to extend programs to patients using TriStar physicians

HealthSpring, a healthcare company, has entered into a five-year agreement with TriStar Health, a healthcare provider, that will extend HealthSpring's programs to its current and future patients using TriStar physicians and facilities.

"Our best-in-class health services are made possible through strong partnerships with hospitals and doctors who share our commitment to quality care centered on personal attention, preventive care and total body wellness," HealthSpring of Tennessee President Greg Allen said. "HealthSpring's new relationship with TriStar represents such a commitment and creates a collaborative environment where we and our physician partners can strive to continually improve patient care for our members."

"Coordinated, quality care has long been a focus for TriStar Health. That's why we're pleased to partner with HealthSpring to provide additional resources and innovative methods that enable us to further impact and improve patient care," said Steve Corbeil, president of TriStar Health. "We look forward to implementing HealthSpring's quality programs and providing their members with a personalized health care experience."

The agreement with HealthSpring concentrates on TriStar's middle Tennessee facilities and includes more than 70 TriStar primary care physicians. These physicians and their HealthSpring patients will have access to extra clinical, technology and education resources, including HealthSpring case management, pharmacy and nurse staff, HealthSpring said.