San Andreas, CA…Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced that they have reached agreement on a new, multi-year contract that allows Anthem-insured patients to maintain in network access to Dignity Health services, facilities and providers. The new agreement is retroactive to July 15, the date the previous contract expired, and any care received since July 15 will be considered in network.
“This is a win for our patients who deserve access to local high-quality care. We deeply appreciate the patience of our patients, employers, and physicians as we have worked through this process,” said Robert Quinn, M.D., CEO of the Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “From the beginning, our goal in working with Anthem has always been about ensuring we can continue to meet the needs of our patients today and in the future. This agreement ensures we can continue to provide value-driven care for Anthem members.”
The new agreement means that care from Dignity Health providers will continue to be covered for Anthem members as part of their in-network benefits. Patients that made arrangements to receive care from other providers have the option to return to a Dignity Health provider. Patients and physicians that submitted a Continuity of Care form to Anthem may continue treatment as if there were no disruption.
Members, patients, physicians, and others with questions can call 1-800-483-1568 or the number on their Anthem member card for more information.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.