An update from Kaiser Permanente:
You may have recently heard that Providence facilities and providers would be available as a part of the First Choice Health Network (FCHN) for Kaiser Permanente Added Choice® products in the Portland metro area.
Although the First Choice Health Network confirmed that Providence facilities and providers would be included in this network effective 10/1, we have been informed that Providence Portland Metro providers and facilities will not be added to this network.
KPNW will be reaching out to affected groups with this notification, and we are partnering with FCHN to honor the Tier 2 cost shares for affected members.
Prospective groups and groups renewing after November 1, 2016 will still have access to the previously included network of FCHN providers, facilities and hospitals.