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Statement of March 28, 2019


Undergoing Reorganization




Statement of January 18, 2019

Update for Cornerstone Members:

In the statement posted on December 11th, Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center announced their intent to keep Cornerstone in operation to provide credentialing and contracting services to the Member physicians. Following that meeting rescission letters were sent to all contracted carriers indicating the intent to keep Cornerstone in operation.

Those efforts have resulted in all but one of the current payer agreements being reinstated. Anthem has communicated their preference to contract directly with provider offices for the provision of services to their Members. Should there be any change concerning this matter, Cornerstone will share that information.

It should also be noted that Cigna, while agreeing to continue contracting with Cornerstone, will be offering a revised fee schedule which will be messengered to the Membership within the next week. A listing of the carriers which have agreed to continue working with Cornerstone Alliance in caring for their patients upon the same terms are as follows:

  • Aetna
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthScope Benefits
  • Humana-Choice Medicare Advantage/Choice Care Network
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio—HMO, Health Ohio and SuperMed
  • Molina Health Plan
  • MultiPlan-including PHCS, BeechStreet
  • Ohio Health Choice
  • Parkview Health
  • SummaCare Medicare Advantage
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN)
  • United Healthcare

Cornerstone is now focused upon the continued provision of quality services to our Member offices. Members wanting to continue contracting with the above listed carriers do not have to take any additional actions to maintain their participation Should you have any questions concerning any items noted please contact Harold Bischoff, Executive Director at 419-996-5317 or by email at: hlbischoff@mercy.com

Harold L. Bischoff, FACHE, Executive Director
Cornerstone Alliance, Inc.
Mercy Health
2615 Fort Amanda Road, Suite B
Lima, OH 45804
Office Phone: 419-996-5317
Office Fax: 419-226-9889

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Welcome to Cornerstone Alliance, Inc. Physician-Hospital Organization

Established in 1996, Cornerstone Alliance, Inc. Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO) was developed by the West Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians and St. Rita’s Medical Center to ease the transition for area providers into a healthcare landscape dominated by managed care entities.

Cornerstone PHO has over 500 participating providers and continues to grow. Our mission is to ensure that current and future residents in our Primary Service Area are able to receive health care locally, with good access, competence and affordability.