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We take great pride in our network of physicians and related professionals who serve our members with the highest level of quality care and service. We are absolutely committed to making sure our providers receive the best possible and latest information, technology and tools available to ensure their success and their ability to provide for clients.

At Coventry, we focus on operational excellence, constantly striving to eliminate redundancy and streamline processes for the benefit and value of all of our partners. Learn why providers have chosen to join us as their partners in managed health care.

  • Easy and simple experience
  • Operational excellence
  • Financial discipline
  • Empowering environment

Online Solutions

We value the doctors, hospitals and all health care professionals who participate in our networks, and we are dedicated to meeting your needs for ease and convenience. With that goal in mind, we have expanded our online services with a unique electronic solution. Coventry’s simplifies the historic paper process and accelerates claims processing and information flow management so  data is readily available to providers as soon as they need it.

Grievances and Appeals

Grievances and Appeals policies are in place to ensure that we have effective procedures for addressing, documenting and resolving complaints or appeals.

The grievance procedure is designed to provide prompt, meaningful and confidential resolution of member concerns regarding quality of care, physician behavior, office waiting times, claims payment, coverage of services and other similar matters.

The appeals process gives members the opportunity to ask us to review any matter related to:

  • Issues about the scope of coverage for health care services
  • Medical necessity of services requested
  • Denial of care/services/claim
  • Other adverse benefit determinations 

Grievances and Appeals instructions can be found here. The form can be found here.

For more information on your Grievance and Appeals rights please call the customer service phone number that appears on your member ID card.

Our Utilization Management Policy

Our utilization management program helps our members get medically necessary health care services in the most cost-effective setting under their benefit package. We work with members and physicians to evaluate services for medical appropriateness, timeliness and cost.

  • Our decisions are based entirely on appropriateness of care and service and the existence of coverage, using nationally recognized guidelines and resources.
  • We do not pay or reward practitioners, employees or other individuals for denying coverage or care.
  • Financial incentives do not encourage our staff to make denials of coverage. In fact, our utilization review staff is trained to focus on the risks of members not adequately using certain services.
  • We do not encourage utilization decisions that result in underutilization.

How We Evaluate New Technology

Doctors and health care manufacturers are constantly developing new technologies.  They can include anything from a new way to perform a procedure to a new use of a a piece of equipment.  So Coventry Health Care, Inc. established a system to review and evaluate new technologies. 

When a new technology is presented to Coventry, we do a thorough review of existing literature.  The opinion of experts in the field may be requested.  They may also contact the accrediting body of the appropriate medical specialty. 

Coventry compares the information against established criteria.  Then we decide whether to provide coverage.  All of our decision are based on making sure our members have the appropriate care and services.  We continue to focus on providing our members with quality health care products.

Our Member's Privacy Matters

Coventry Health Care works hard to keep our members' personal and health information secure and private.  We need information about our members to manage their health benefits.  We collect information from many sources, and keeping our members' personal information safe is one of our most important jobs.  We make sure that only people that need to you their information have access to it.  We may use and share your information for:

Health care operations

These uses are covered under state and federal laws.  Our policies will reflect the most protective laws that apply to our members.  We encourage you to view our Notice of Privacy and Practices.

Coventry's Quality Improvement Program

Coventry is committed to providing members with access to quality care and delivering programs and services that help them enjoy optimal health. The Coventry Quality Improvement (QI) program supports this commitment by ensuring that all of our services meet high standards of quality and safety and that each member has the best health plan experience possible. 

Through the QI program, Coventry identifies opportunities of improvements and implements solutions that reinforce our commitment to quality, safety and service excellence.  Our four primary areas of focus are:

  • Member Satisfaction
  • Safety of care
  • Healthplan services
  • Access and availability to network providers

One tool we use to identify opportunities for improvement is the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey.  CAHPS is a program of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that collects information on members' experiences with the health care system.   The survey questions focus on a member's overall satisfaction with:
  • the health plan
  • their doctor and specialists
  • the medical care they've received

Each year, a third party vendor, sends the CAHPS survey to a random sample of our member population.  We use the results of the survey to help develop goals for the Quality Improvement program and implement initiatives to achieve these objectives. View the 2013 CAHPS results here.

Provider Services

Our physicians and ancillary health care providers are key to the quality plans and service we promise clients. At Coventry, we believe in putting exceptional people in an empowering environment where individuals are accountable for their efforts. As a team we strive to support each other and exceed expectations.

Network Participation

Our network includes more than 4,800 hospitals, 555,000 professional providers and 68,000 pharmacies. Our ever-expanding network speaks to our client satisfaction. We are proud of our track record of success and aggressive growth supported by exceptional service.

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Secure Provider Portal

Coventry’s free online provider portal,, allows you to access critical information wherever and whenever you need it. This innovative and secure tool is available with all Coventry Health Care plans and provides direct connection to data management for up-to-date information.

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