Molina Healthcare of Puerto Rico will have access to the services offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital, following a negotiation of an agreement that will benefit more than 1,000 patients.
“Since day one, our goal has been to expand access and
with the Molina/CCC agreement, we are now able to provide specialized cancer
care and increase the reach of our services to more than 1,000 patients that
have been served since the hospital opened in June 2018,” said Lisandra Vélez, interim
administrator for the CCC Hospital.
“This contract is the result of many months of
collaboration to ensure that Molina members have convenient access to quality
care,” said Carlos A. Carrero, president of Molina Healthcare of Puerto Rico.
“Through this partnership, our members who are
battling cancer will have access to radiation oncology, hematologic malignancy
treatment, chemotherapy, and surgery services at CCC to address their specific
therapy needs,” he said.
The nearly 300,000-square-foot facilities of the CCC
Hospital feature a specialized surgical unit; an infusion center for
chemotherapy treatments; a diagnostic imaging center with unique equipment in
Puerto Rico and the Caribbean; a women’s center and nuclear medicine services;
clinical and pathology laboratory; specialized pharmacy and beds for general
and intensive care. In addition, the
hospital houses multidisciplinary clinics, where doctors from diverse areas of
specialization are available to diagnose and/or treat patients according to
their clinical needs with a “one-stop-approach” to solve all their needs in one
Molina members interested in accessing services at the
Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital must register under the Special Coverage
Registration. This registration is mandatory for other treatments besides
cancer, such as lupus, VIH, and ObGyn, among others, it added.