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Bringing Together the Best Local Health Networks
Founded in 2002, Pennsylvania’s Preferred Health Networks (PPHN) is a statewide affiliation of Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO). These partners PPOs have joined together under a single logo to offer a comprehensive, seamless network of physicians, hospitals and ancillary providers.

The first of its kind, PPHN offers payors a single contract, competitive physician fee schedules, and preferred hospital pricing, resulting in a cost competitive health insurance plan available in over 9 counties across the Commonwealth. Through our cooperative arrangement, PPHN is able to offer this comprehensive network encompassing Preferred Health Care and South Central Preferred.

PPHN focuses on specific geographic regions providing local customer service, while offering regional access to enrollees.


PPHN Advantage
Pennsylvania’s Preferred Health Network is committed to offering employer sponsored health benefit plans the most effective solutions that ensure quality patient outcomes while controlling the rate of plan cost increases through:
  • Regional access to health providers through strong locally managed networks that:
    • Understand the local health care trends and practice patterns
    • Negotiate competitive provider contract reimbursements
    • Select a comprehensive group of quality providers based on NCQA credentialing guidelines
    • Contract with leading Tertiary providers
    • Offers competitive access fees and administration fees through third party administer and insurance company partners
  • Effective Medical Management Programs that:
    • Are managed by a team with strong clinical expertise