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Anthem Blue Cross Adds UC San Diego Health to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

October 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 4, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Anthem and UC San Diego Health announced today that Anthem will be adding UC San Diego Health to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning in October 2018, UC San Diego Health’s care providers will be considered in-network for these health plans for transplant procedures, such as kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider outside of Anthem’s network.

“Anthem strives to meet the dynamic needs of the Medicare-eligible population in California and adding UC San Diego Health to our health plans for its transplant services is consistent with that goal,” said Josh Martin, President of Anthem’s Medicare West Region. “We look forward to working with UC San Diego Health in helping consumers obtain the care they require and ultimately lead healthier lives.”

UC San Diego Health’s transplant service is a national hub of clinical expertise and research, and the region’s leader in transplantation. It provides state-of-the-art care for heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, multi-organ, and bone marrow transplants. UC San Diego Health also offers living kidney donations, a lifesaving option that reduces transplant wait times.

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 Select (HMO) Anthem MediBlue Coordination Plus (HMO) Anthem MediBlue ESRD (PPO 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 UC San Diego Health, consumers can call (855) 866-3957, 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 is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal. Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO CSNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal. 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). This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Other providers are available in our network. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors.

About Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross name and symbol are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/anthemBlueCross and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossCA/.

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CONTACT: Anthem Blue Cross

Hieu Nguyen

(202) 510-8848

hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross

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