Latest Updates

AmeriHealth Caritas has forced Regional Gastroenterology Associates of Lancaster (RGAL), which includes USDH’s affiliated practices, out of network as of January 1, 2021.

 This means that patients with  AmeriHealth Caritas Medical Assistance (Medicaid) health plans may no longer have access to our doctors our facilities.

Individuals with Medical Assistance managed care health plans can request to change their plan at least once every 30 days of enrolling in their plan. You can see a full list of our accepted Medical Assistance (Medicaid) health plans here.

USDH and its affiliated practices have reached a new agreement with IBC, maintaining our in-network status for patients with IBC employer-sponsored, Exchange, and Medicare Advantage health insurance plans. 

We also reached an agreement with IBC-affiliated company Keystone First that covers the care we provide patients with Keystone First Medical Assistance (Medicaid) health insurance plans. 

what this means.

If you have an AmeriHealth Caritas Medical Assistance (Medicaid) health plan and

  • Your upcoming appointment has been cancelled OR 
  • You have an appointment scheduled after February 28

 

Call AmeriHealth Caritas member services at 888-991-7200 and ask them about receiving care from another doctor that is in AmeriHealth Caritas’ network.

All patients with AmeriHealth Caritas Medical Assistance health plans can call the PA Community HealthChoices Helpline at 1-844-824-3655 (TTY 1-833-254-0690) or go online to enrollchc.com. Individuals with Medicare Assistance managed care health plans can request to change their plan at least once every 30 days of enrolling in their plan. 

When you call the PA Community HealthChoices Helpline, remember that USDH and its affiliated practices participate in these Medical Assistance health plan networks:

  • UPMC For You
  • Gateway
  • Aetna BetterHealth
 
Patients with IBC health plans and Keystone First Medical Assistance health plans should continue to visit their doctor and USDH-affiliated facilities as they normally would

stronger together.

By aligning with our region’s leading experts in digestive health, U.S. Digestive Health’s affiliated practices offer patients access to the experience and knowledge of 80 doctors and 68 advanced care providers and CRNAs at 23 locations.

We are proud to connect patients with the most advanced and compassionate care, and our affiliated practices are the trusted digestive health provider for our associates at Penn Medicine Health System, UPMC, Tower Health System, Main Line Health System, WellSpan Health, and many local medical centers. USDH-affiliated doctors are leaders, serving as Chiefs of Gastroenterology and Medical Directors at area hospitals, and in some hospitals, they are the only doctors who provide digestive healthcare services for patients of these practices.

As this network of providers continues to grow, one thing stays the same: a commitment to providing high-quality and convenient care to patients. 

We’ve built this site to help you find answers to your questions about our negotiations with IBC, AmeriHealth Caritas, and Keystone First.

If you do not find the answers to your questions, please call our dedicated patient information line at 610-616-5518. This website will be updated as our negotiations continue, so please check back for the most up-to-date information.