We are excited to announce that on December 1, 2018, Women’s Health & Wellness will become part of Women’s Care Florida, a multispecialty group focused on providing comprehensive women’s health care.
About Women’s Care Florida
Women’s Care Florida was founded in 1998 by a small group of obstetrics and gynecology physicians in Tampa. The group has grown tremendously through the years by remaining true to its mission of improving the lives of women every day.
Women’s Care Florida enjoys a reputation of being committed to providing high-quality care. In addition to obstetrics and gynecology, they offer a wide range of women’s care options, such as gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, gynecologic pathology, breast surgery and genetic counseling. The group has more than 250 providers caring for patients at 58 locations throughout the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas—the addition of our practice will bring the number of locations to 60.
Changes Impacting You
There are, unfortunately, insurance changes that will directly affect you.
Women’s Care Florida is not currently participating with the TRICARE networks. As a result, we will be considered out-of-network, effective December 1, 2018, at 12:01 a.m. Additionally, TRICARE does not follow the industry standard Continuity of Care definition for patients currently in active treatment. Instead, claims are processed according to provider network status on the date of service.
We sincerely regret any inconveniences this may create for you. There is, however, something that you can do to voice your displeasure about our out-of-network status. Please call Sheree Jones, TRICARE network development manager at 817-521-2511 to insist on our continued participation as an in-network provider in both the TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Standard plans. You may also call their customer service line at 1-800-444-5445.
In the meantime, we recommend that you verify the out-of-network benefits available under your TRICARE plan as this change may result in higher out-of-pocket expenses to you. You can verify your benefits by calling TRICARE customer service at 1-800-444-5445.
Updates to insurance information will be posted to our website.
We thank you for entrusting us with your health care and appreciate the privilege of caring for you. We consider it an honor and wish to continue our relationship, if at all possible.