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Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Anthem contract ensures continuum of care for patients

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc. and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana inked a new multi-year contract on August 31st, one day ahead of the September 1st expiration date on the previous contract. This new agreement will maintain in-network health care benefits for policyholders and employer groups throughout Indiana.

Health insurance plans covered are Anthem Blue Access PPO, Anthem Blue Preferred HMO, Anthem Traditional, Anthem Medicare Advantage PPO, Lumenos, Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana Medicaid) and Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan.

Health insurance plans covered are Anthem Blue Access PPO, Anthem Blue Preferred HMO, Anthem Traditional, Anthem Medicare Advantage PPO, Lumenos, Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana Medicaid) and Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan.

The agreement covers the following SSFHS medical facilities and physicians:

  • St. Elizabeth Regional Health in Lafayette;
  • Home Hospital in Lafayette;
  • St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville;
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers in Indianapolis;
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers in Beech Grove;
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers in Mooresville;
  • St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point;
  • St. Anthony Memorial Health Center in Michigan City;
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center in Hammond;
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center in Dyer;
  • Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster;
  • Indiana Bone and Marrow Transplantation Unit in Beech Grove; and
  • More than 300 physicians throughout the SSFHS service areas.

Health insurance plans covered are Anthem Blue Access PPO, Anthem Blue Preferred HMO, Anthem Traditional, Anthem Medicare Advantage PPO, Lumenos, Hoosier Healthwise (Indiana Medicaid) and Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan.

“We recognize how difficult this has been for our patients and appreciate their support and patience during the negotiations,” said Jay Brehm, SSFHS regional chief financial officer and chief negotiator for the hospital system. “The agreement we have forged, in the end, ensures our mission to provide patients with the timely and compassionate care they expect and deserve.”

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Sisters of St. Francis Health Services because it ensures that our customers will have uninterrupted, in-network access to medical care at SSFHS facilities across Indiana,” said David Lee, M.D., vice president of health services for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “This contract achieves our number one goal of keeping health care affordable for our members.”

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