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Adventist Health, Anthem Blue Cross reach contract agreement

Posted at 6:57 AM, Aug 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-12 11:52:37-04

(KERO) — Both Adventist Health and Anthem Blue Cross announced Thursday they have reached a new contract agreement.

The new agreement is effective immediately, meaning anthem blue cross members can continue to have in-network access to Adventist Health hospitals and physicians in California.

“We are pleased to have reached a mutual agreement with Adventist Health that provides our members with continued access to care at Adventist Health facilities,” said John Pickett, regional vice president for Anthem Blue Cross, in a statement.

“The successful resolution of our discussions builds on our long-term partnership and shared commitment to providing access to high-quality care for those in the communities we serve.”

“We are pleased to continue our long working relationship with Anthem Blue Cross,” said Todd Hofheins, Chief Operating Officer for Adventist Health, in a statement.

“Our mission calls us to provide high quality care to patients in our communities and we’re excited to continue caring for Anthem Blue Cross members.”

The contract had been previously extended on Aug. 1st while both sides worked on coming to an agreement.