Parkview Health and Anthem agree on “multi-year” deal

UPDATE (July 30, 2020): Parkview Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached an agreement on a new contract.

The multi-year agreement provides Anthem members with continued in-network access to all Parkview Health providers and facilities.

Parkview released the following on Thursday:

“It was of the utmost importance to us that our patients have uninterrupted access to the Parkview physicians, care teams and facilities they trust,” said Mike Packnett, President and CEO, Parkview Health. “Parkview has been focused on delivering the best care at the best cost, as we know it’s what our region’s patients and employers expect and deserve. As caregivers, we are grateful we can continue to provide high-quality care for every member of our community.”
“This agreement accomplishes what healthcare consumers want most—high-quality care at an affordable price,” said David Lee, M.D., Vice President of Health Solutions for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “We listened to our customers and kept their concerns about healthcare affordability at the forefront during these contract discussions. We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Parkview Health and recognize the important role they play in the delivery of quality care to our members.”

ORIGINAL STORY (July 29, 2020):

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parkview Health and Anthem of Indiana will have two more days to talk out their differences before an existing agreement will expire.

For now, patients in-network can still receive care at Parkview.

Anthem says care at Parkview is too expensive.
Officials with Parkview say Anthem’s research isn’t entirely accurate.

Late Tuesday night, Parkview released the following statement:

“Parkview Health and Anthem of Indiana have agreed to a two-day extension of their existing agreement, allowing for more time to negotiate a new contract. The existing contract will now expire Thursday, July 30, at 11:59 p.m. “We’ve made progress, but both sides felt it was important to take more time to try to work through our differences rather than allowing the contract to end tonight at midnight,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “We will continue our discussions in earnest, working to avoid significant disruptions for our patients and area employers.”
The current agreement pertains to all Parkview providers and facilities in Indiana. Parkview Physicians Group providers based in Ohio are not impacted and will remain in-network for Anthem members.”

Patients with questions can call Parkview at 1-844-241-0032, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  You can also get more information from Parkview here