Anthem Blue Cross & Stanford Health Care Have Reached a New Contract Agreement
September 20, 2019
Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement on a new contract with Stanford Health Care (Stanford).
Effective immediately, Stanford facilities and affiliated providers will rejoin Anthem’s network of participating care providers, providing Anthem Blue Cross members with in-network access to Stanford hospitals and its affiliated physician groups. The agreement is retroactive to September 1, 2019, which means any Anthem member with an employer-sponsored plan who received services from Stanford facilities and affiliated providers on or after September 1, 2019 will receive coverage for these services at the in-network level of benefits.
Anthem is pleased to continue working with Stanford to improve the healthcare system for consumers and employers in California. Our new agreement protects affordability for Anthem members, while strengthening our ability to provide high-quality care and a broad network of providers. We value the relationships we have with the care providers in our network, which are important to creating options for our consumers and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of the people in the communities we serve.
Consumers with questions can contact Anthem by using the toll-free number on the back of their current Anthem identification card.