Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers (Nevada Preferred), the only Nevada-based, independent statewide PPO network is the result of a partnership between Catholic Healthcare West and Universal Health Services, Inc., who joined their Nevada medical PPO network businesses August 1, 2009. Nevada Preferred now owns and manages the well-known networks of:

  • Nevada Preferred Professionals (NPP)
  • Saint Mary's Preferred Health Care Network (PHCN)
  • Universal Health Network (UHN)

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Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers

Nevada Preferred`s Role ~ Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers

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Note: Nevada Preferred does not pay claims.  

Please refer to your ID card, summary plan document, human resources department or insurance broker for the contact information of the third party administrator (TPA) that pays your claims.

The role of a preferred provider organization (PPO) is to provide a quality medical network including hospitals, physicians and ancillary services for employers, insurance companies and managed care plans.  Nevada Preferred provides one of the largest statewide networks in Nevada and surrounding areas. 

Network Access -- Nevada Preferred contracts with medical providers, including but not limited to hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, mental health providers and laboratories for discounted rates for medical services.  Nevada Preferred's comprehensive Nevada network includes border areas of California such as Truckee, Susanville and South Lake Tahoe and Bullhead City in Arizona. 

Claim Repricing -- Insurance company or third party administrator (TPA) print their ID cards with where to directs providers claims. 

Utilization Management (UM) -- UM services include catastrophic case management pre-authorization, concurrent review and discharge planning.  UM information is printed on the member's ID card.