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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds University of Missouri Health Care to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

October 11, 2018

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Anthem and University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care) announced today that Anthem will be adding MU Health Care to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning in January 2019, MU Health Care’s providers will be considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing care providers outside of Anthem’s network.

“Anthem strives to create meaningful healthcare products and services for consumers, which make it simpler for individuals to improve their health and well-being,” said David McNichols, President of Anthem’s Medicare Central Region. “We look forward to having MU Health Care in our Medicare Advantage network, as it is an institution with a well-earned reputation for providing comprehensive care based on the latest treatments and research. MU Health Care has five hospitals and more than 50 clinics in central Missouri, making it easier for Anthem’s consumers to receive the healthcare they need in their communities.”

MU Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals at MU Health Care.

“ As an academic health system, MU Health Care brings innovation and discovery to the field of medicine through our commitment to leading-edge care, research, and education,” said Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care CEO. “We believe in keeping care local, and we’re proud to partner with Anthem to provide care for Anthem consumers in the Columbia and Jefferson City areas.”

Anthem currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem’s Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as MU Health Care, consumers can call (855) 866-4236, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Missouri Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a Medicare contract. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電1-888-230-7338(TTY:711)。 ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). Other providers are available in our network. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/anthembcbs and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.

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CONTACT: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

Media contact:

Hieu Nguyen

(202) 510-8848

hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH HOSPITALS OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE CONSUMER GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

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