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Concord Hospital Now Part of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Pathway Network

October 8, 2018

MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 8, 2018--With a shared goal of providing greater access to care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire and Concord Hospital today announced the hospital and its specialist and professional provider group, Concord Hospital Medical Group, has joined Anthem’s Pathway Network of health care providers currently serving consumers in the Individual market. Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group joined the network effective Oct. 1.

“Having Concord Hospital and its medical group join our Pathway Network helps to strengthen what is already a comprehensive statewide hospital and physician network,” said Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire. “We’re pleased to be working with Concord Hospital and its physicians to provide our consumers in the greater Concord area access to new health care options.”

“Concord Hospital is pleased to join the Anthem Pathway network,” said Scott Sloane, chief financial officer at Concord Hospital. “We look forward to having Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group in the Anthem Pathway network to expand coverage for patients choosing insurance on the Marketplace Exchange. We anticipate this will be good news for our patients, as we expand coverage options and continue to provide high quality clinical care within our community.”

The Pathway Network now includes 24 out of 26 hospitals in all 10 New Hampshire counties, plus key hospitals in Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. The statewide network also includes approximately 95 percent of the state’s primary care providers and specialists, 87 percent of ambulatory surgical centers, and 98 percent of ancillary providers.

Anthem was the only carrier in New Hampshire to offer individual health plans on the state’s health insurance marketplace when it opened in 2014 and has continued to offer plans every year, providing consumers with access to care across the entire state. The Pathway Network, which continues to exceed all New Hampshire network adequacy requirements, allows Anthem to offer health benefit plans on the exchange that are priced approximately 30 percent lower than a plan off the exchange.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, 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 and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire is available at anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/AnthemBCBS or twitter.com/AnthemBCBS_News and on Facebook at facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.

About Concord Hospital

Concord Hospital is a nationally accredited not-for-profit health system providing comprehensive acute-care services and programs to residents throughout New Hampshire. Our cornerstone Centers of Excellence for orthopaedics, cancer, cardiac, urology and women’s health reinforce Concord Hospital as a regional, health resource for specialized care that consistently provides unprecedented diagnoses, treatment and support for more than 40 medical specialties. Concord Hospital Medical Group includes more than 290 established clinical providers trained in 25+ specialties with focus on a single goal: meeting the healthcare needs of residents – one patient at a time.

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CONTACT: Stephanie DuBois, Anthem

(603) 541-2112

stephanie.dubois@anthem.com

or

Jennifer Dearborn, Concord Hospital

(603) 227-7000 ext. 4215

jdearbor@crhc.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW HAMPSHIRE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 10/08/2018 12:51 PM/DISC: 10/08/2018 12:51 PM

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