Update 10.27.2020 – The Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) contacted KVH and Kaiser Permanente and requested that we revise our contract termination date from July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021. The HCA is the entity responsible for health plan offerings for Public Employees (PEBB) and School Employees (SEBB) throughout our state. KVH has agreed to the extension which means that patients can select a Kaiser product knowing that KVH will be in-network for all of 2021. KVH will use the additional time to encourage the HCA to expand the insurance product offerings in Kittitas and other rural counties. On October 26, Kaiser Permanente and Kittitas Valley Healthcare agreed to change the contract termination date to 12/31/2021.
KVH Contract Termination of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Dear KVH Patient:
Kittitas Valley Healthcare (“KVH”) has made the difficult decision to no longer contract with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington effective July 31, 2021. After July 31, 2021 KVH Hospital, physicians, clinics and all other non-emergent services will be considered out-of-network for people insured through Kaiser.
If you have secondary insurance through Kaiser Health Plan of Washington, Kaiser has assured us that they will continue to process secondary claims in accordance with your benefit plan.
We recognize that many employers offer Kaiser as one of their health plans so we are working closely with these employers in selecting plans to preserve in-network access to KVH hospital, KVH physician clinics and other non-emergent services during the fall 2020 enrollment period. We wanted to let you know about the change before your employer’s open enrollment begins.
For those who purchase their health insurance through the Exchange, we have provided some contacts for people who, at no cost to you, can explain your health plan options in Kittitas County.
Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance, Inc.
101 West University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Virginia Gayken Insurance
205 South Main Street Suite #2
Ellensburg, WA 98926
KVH is committed to providing high quality care to Kittitas County residents. Providing access to care locally has been one of our highest priorities at KVH and we did not make this decision lightly. KVH contracts with almost all of the health plans in Washington and we do not anticipate additional cancellations. If you have questions regarding health plan coverage at KVH we invite you to call 509-962-7303 and we will be happy to assist you.
Thank you for being a patient of KVH. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to continuing to serve you.
Julie Petersen, Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Martin, MD, Chief Medical Officer
We’ve got you covered!
The following list is of all insurance providers and plans accepted by KVH. We recommend you verify that your plan covers the care you need at KVH before making an appointment, to allow for any changes in plans which occasionally occur.
If you have trouble finding your plan or would like help understanding your coverage, give us a call at 509.962.9841.
KVH Contracted Insurance Plans
Updated August 2020
- AARP Medicare Complete
- Aetna Medicare
- Asuris Northwest
- Community Health First
- Community Health Plan of WA
- Coordinated Care
- First Choice
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan – until July 31, 2021
- Life Wise of Washington
- Medicare-Kaiser Foundation Health Plan – until July 31, 2021
- Molina Healthy Options
- Molina Medicare
- Premera Blue Cross
- Premera Medicare Advantage
- Regence Blue Shield
- Regence Med-Advantage
- Student Resources
- Uniform Medical
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare Community Plan
- United Healthcare Medicare Solutions
- Veterans Choice Administration
- WA State Labor and Industries