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Anthem Blue Cross Teams Up with Imperial Health to Offer a Medicare Advantage Plan

September 25, 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced it will expand on its commitment to providing Medicare-eligible consumers high-quality, affordable healthcare through a collaboration with Imperial Health Holdings Medical Group. The joint effort will be through Anthem MediBlue Select (HMO), a 2019 Anthem Medicare Advantage health plan.

“Anthem strives to develop meaningful products and solutions that help consumers improve their health and well-being,” said Josh Martin, President of Anthem’s Medicare West Region. “We are excited to partner with Imperial Health and offer individuals in California a Medicare Advantage plan that delivers the high-quality care they expect from Anthem. This collaboration will also give consumers increased access to care providers and medical specialties that will make it easier for them to receive the care they need in their community.”

In addition to this agreement, Imperial Health provides care to consumers enrolled in other Anthem Medicare Advantage plans, such as Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Coordination Plus (HMO), and Anthem MediBlue Dual Plus (HMO SNP).

Imperial Health delivers coordinated care through its network of primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals, urgent care centers, ancillary services, imaging centers, and pharmacies. The organization will give consumers access to care throughout various regions of the state, including Fresno, Sacramento, and San Diego.

“Imperial seeks to deliver care that is of high value by deploying a well aligned team of providers who seek to deliver high quality care,” said Pavel Bindra, MD, CEO of Imperial Health Holdings Medical Group. “We strive to ensure patient care is well coordinated across the entire continuum of care. Through high impact contact with our members, utilizing our disease management, care coordination and complex case management teams, we seek to reduce the burden of disease for our members.”

For more information regarding Anthem’s Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as Imperial 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.

Additionally, Anthem will continue to work with care providers across the state to help equip consumers with the tools and information needed to take a more proactive and preventive approach to their health as well as better manage any chronic disease they may have.

Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal. 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 www.twitter.com/AnthemBC_News 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: SENIORS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES INSURANCE CONSUMER GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Anthem Blue Cross

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