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  • Writer's pictureBy Pacific Island Times News Staff

TakeCare, GRMC sign limited-term deal

TakeCare Insurance Company Inc. and Guam Regional Medical City announce that they have entered into a limited- term agreement under which eligible TakeCare commercial/private sector and federal members will have access to covered and approved services under the TakeCare member’s in- network benefits plans at GRMC starting Feb. 1, 2021.

This limited-term agreement also retroactively covers services provided by GRMC to eligible TakeCare members for covered services from March 14, 2020, the start of the public health emergency.

Under the limited-term agreement, and only for the duration of the public health emergency, TakeCare eligible members may continue to access GRMC as an in-network provider for emergency, inpatient, and outpatient services including cardiology, general surgery, hematology/oncology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care, infectious disease, laboratory, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, patient education, pulmonology, radiology, and rehabilitation services (e.g., physical therapy and speech therapy).


“We are constantly reviewing the provider network we offer our members,” said Arvin Lojo, TakeCare Health Plan administrator. “This agreement allows TakeCare members to access GRMC’s medical services for the duration of the public health emergency.”

“We are pleased to sign this limited-term agreement with TakeCare during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Michael W. Cruz, GRMC president & CEO. “We hope to negotiate a long- term agreement so that TakeCare members will be able to continue receiving in-network access to GRMC’s specialized healthcare services when the public health emergency is lifted by Gov. Leon Guerrero.”

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