New partnership with Medbase: Sympany’s HMO network grows to around 90 group practices as of 2021
Basel, 18 November 2020 – Sympany is committed to high-quality and affordable basic healthcare. One of its key focal points here is Managed Care insurance, which offers patients a central point of contact for health problems.
Sympany has been continually expanding its network of group practices in the HMO model over the last few years. 2021 sees the inclusion of another established partner, Medbase, with a total of 44 HMO centres. Medbase is a healthcare provider which, in addition to its HMO centres, operates pharmacies and dental practices across Switzerland. The Medbase Group therefore focuses on integrated care and close interplay between medicine, therapy and pharmacy. “We’re delighted to be able to expand our well-established network in a meaningful and important way”, remarked Michael Willer, CEO of Sympany. “Thanks to this collaboration with Medbase and the additional locations, we will be even closer to our HMO customers in future.”
Number of HMO centres doubles
With Medbase and the current partners Meconex (Centramed and partner practices), Monvia and Sanacare, Sympany HMO policyholders will have access to around 90 group practices from 1 January 2021. That’s twice as many as before.
Policyholders who opt for an HMO model as basic insurance choose a practice from Sympany’s network. The doctors at the chosen HMO centre are the first point of contact for health issues. They will make sure patients receive comprehensive and coordinated medical treatment and, if necessary, a smooth referral process to specialists or hospital. Since Managed Care models help avoid unnecessary healthcare costs, HMO policyholders receive a discount on their health insurance premiums.