GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – In Colorado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is negotiating with SCL Health to try to keep its members’ health plans.
In line with Anthem, negations are happening because SCL Health is asking for rate increases, leading to higher healthcare costs for consumers. Anthem disagrees with this.
Anthem’s current agreement with SCL Health expires on July 1, and if a latest deal can’t be reached by then, members of Anthem will now not have the ability to access in-network healthcare services at SCL Health.
In the intervening time, there are not any changes to Anthem’s health plans, and their members can still access SCL Health facilities.
Anthem states they may proceed their efforts to maintain SCL Health of their health plans, but when a negotiation can’t be reached, they may ensure their members receive quality care from other health professionals of their network.
Those that have a procedure scheduled before July will proceed to have access to the SCL Health providers.
Suppose a person continues to be receiving services like undergoing a course of treatment at an SCL Sanatorium as of June 30. In that case, the care is not going to be interrupted, and Anthem will cover the fee of the treatment up until Sep. 30.
After July 1, SCL Health emergency services will still be covered. If a person is scheduled for a procedure, they may have to relocate the surgery to a different hospital to get in-network advantages.
For more information, visit www.anthem.com.
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