Published on September 21, 2021

NMHS Partners with Ambetter from Magnolia Health to Provide Access for Mississippians

Ambetter Members in North Mississippi Receive High-Quality Care

Tupelo, Mississippi– North Mississippi Health Services signed an agreement with Ambetter from Magnolia Health (Ambetter) to ensure Ambetter members in northeast Mississippi have in-network access to NMHS providers and facilities.

The agreement connects Ambetter from Magnolia Health, which offers the state's leading Health Insurance Marketplace plans, with the award-winning North Mississippi Medical Center, the flagship hospital for the North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) system. North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo is the only Level 2 trauma center in north Mississippi and offers access to approximately 50 medical specialties. NMMC hospitals in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, along with North Mississippi Medical Clinics in Mississippi, are in-network providers as well. NMHS locations in Alabama are not included in the Mississippi plan.

“This partnership provides Ambetter from Magnolia Health’s members key access to our patient-centered care and services in Lee and surrounding counties,” said Wally Davis, NMHS vice president.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with North Mississippi Health Services to help our members access affordable, high-quality healthcare services,” said Aaron Sisk, plan president and CEO for Ambetter from Magnolia Health. “This agreement supports our efforts to partner with high-quality providers and health systems to deliver better health outcomes to our members in Mississippi.”

Mississippi counties included in this agreement are Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentis, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster and Yalobusha.

About North Mississippi Health Services

North Mississippi Health Services is dedicated to be the provider of the best patient- and family-centered care. NMHS connects patients and their families with convenient access to care that is cost-efficient and of the highest quality. NMHS provides acute, diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency services, with the sole trauma center (Level 2) in our service area, through North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The health care system also includes community hospital locations in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, Miss., and Hamilton Ala., a regional network of more than 45 primary and specialty clinics; nursing homes and telehealth services. NMHS serves 24 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from headquarters in Tupelo. www.nmhs.net

About Magnolia Health

Magnolia Health is a long-term solution to help the state of Mississippi enhance care for Medicaid recipients, while most effectively managing taxpayer dollars. A physician-driven, Mississippi-based Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), Magnolia is backed by its parent company, Centene Corporation (Centene). Centene has more than 30 years of experience in Medicaid and other government-funded programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and long-term care. For more information about Magnolia, visit www.magnoliahealthplan.com.

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