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Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Complete New Health Plan Agreement with Anthem Blue Cross


PALO ALTO, Calif.
-- Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital today announced the completion of a new health insurance provider agreement with Anthem Blue Cross, effective Sept. 1, 2011. Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the faculty physicians at both hospitals, and the Menlo Clinic are once again in-network providers for all patients insured by Anthem Blue Cross.
 
With the new three-year agreement, the hospitals and Anthem Blue Cross were able to mutually agree on reimbursement rates and contract language relevant to today’s health care environment.
 
"We’re happy to have these new agreements in place," said Gary M. May, Vice President of Payer Relations and Pricing for the hospitals. "Both Anthem Blue Cross and the hospitals have worked diligently on these issues and everyone is pleased that our patients and families will continue to have full access to our world-class care."

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About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at its core, is the Bay Area’s largest health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As the top-ranked children’s hospital in Northern California, and one of just 11 nationwide to be named on the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, Packard Children’s Hospital is a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Stanford Children’s Health offers care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, Stanford Children’s Health can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, Stanford Children’s Health is committed to supporting the community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to training the next generation of doctors and medical professionals. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in 2016, Stanford Children’s Health looks forward to the fall 2017 debut of its expanded pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org and on the Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join Stanford Children’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 
 

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, located in Palo Alto, California with multiple facilities throughout the region, is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties and primary care. Stanford Hospital is an academic medical institution of Stanford University School of Medicine. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health, alleviate suffering, and translate medical breakthroughs into better ways to deliver patient care. Stanford Hospital & Clinics:  Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. For more information, visit: StanfordHospital.org