Zuckerberg San Francisco General signs first contract with commercial payer

The San Francisco Health Network – which includes Zuckerberg San Francisco General – has finalized its first contract with a private health plan, according to local mission.

Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco has made headlines after a Voice report found that the hospital was out of network with all private health plans, leaving patients with massive bills. Since the story broke, the city’s largest public hospital has worked to assess and change its billing practices.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health said local mission the contract was not in reaction to billing controversies.

Under the contract with private insurer Canopy Health, for example, pregnant women can give birth at Zuckerberg Hospital and have their care covered by a private insurer. Pregnant women at Zuckerberg were mostly Medi-Cal or uninsured patients before the switch.

Becker’s contacted the Department of Health for comment. This article will be updated if more information becomes available.

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