Friday, July 09, 2010

Southwest Ohio Update: Good news for Anthem & Premier

A little over four years ago, we reported that Anthem (Blue Cross) and Premier Health Associates had ended their year-long separation, which had caused patients and insureds (but I repeat myself) a lot of anguish, uncertainty and inconvenience. Thankfully, it appears that a reprise of that kerfuffle has been averted.

According to an email I just received:

"Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ... and ... Premier Health Partners (PHP) have signed a renewed and extended agreement giving Anthem members the ability to receive in-network health care services from Miami Valley and Good Samaritan hospitals, Premier HealthNet physicians and affiliated ancillary and professional services through December 31, 2013."

That's good news for both entities, of course, but especially helpful for the many, many Premier patients insured by Anthem here in the Miami Valley.

Nice way to start the weekend, I'd say.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Beth D]
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