Physicians Plus reaches agreement with UW Medical Foundation

After months of wrangling, a three-year contract has been agreed to by the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Inc. (UWMF) and Physicians Plus Insurance Corp.

While the Physicians Plus new care navigation prior approval process will continue, Physicians Plus members will not need prior approval to see UWMF primary care and specialty physicians at 28 UWMF physician-owned clinics in the Physicians Plus provider network. The agreement also allows access to UW OB/GYN, gynecologic oncology, and pediatric specialist providers at UW Hospital-owned facilities. Physicians Plus will still require prior approvals in other areas, however.

The new contract, which ends all legal disputes between the two entities, extends through 2015.