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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017-6:57:11A.M.

     

     

     

     

     

TakeCare assures members of access to CHCC

TAKECARE Insurance Company said there are no changes to its members’ access to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation.

Kyla Marie Aquino, TakeCare’s marketing and communications specialist, said the company has provided a $1 million good-faith payment to assist CHCC with its operations and allow TakeCare and CHCC time to reconcile outstanding claim.

Aquino said TakeCare’s health plans effectively covers its 30,000-plus members’ needs “with exceptional, member-patient focused services.”

“With over 40 years in the industry, TakeCare continues to uphold the highest standards of excellence for accredited provider networks, patient management expertise, and end-to-end quality control processes,” the company stated.

It was reported on Guam that CHCC had stopped accepting TakeCare Insurance patients since Sept. 19.

CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said she will issue a statement today, Tuesday.

She earlier said TakeCare, StayWell Saipan Inc. and Calvo’s Insurance owed the hospital more than $2 million each. There were seven other health insurance companies that also owed the hospital.

“Some of them made payments. Some of them are asking for additional time — that time is very limited,” Muna said in an earlier interview.