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Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Packard Children’s Continue to Treat All Patients with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California Plans

Hospitals Assure Patients that Out-of-Pocket Costs Will Remain The Same


STANFORD, Calif.
-- Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Packard Children’s) are continuing negotiations with health insurance providers while continuing to serve patients covered by the companies' plans. During this period, the Hospitals will honor patients’ in-network rates, so that their out-of-pocket costs are no higher than they normally would be.
 
“We regret any inconvenience or concern this may be causing patients at our hospitals and clinics,” said Norm Rizk, MD, Sr. Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Stanford. “We want to reassure our current and future patients insured with these health plans that we are committed to providing them with the care and access they expect.” Added  Kenneth Cox, MD, Packard Children’s Chief Medical Officer, “Patients can continue to be treated at our hospitals regardless of their insurance benefit, procedure or authorization status.”
 
SHC continues to negotiate with Anthem Blue Cross, and Packard Children’s continues to negotiate with Anthem Blue Cross and with Blue Shield of California. The Hospitals are working toward reaching new agreements as quickly as possible. We encourage patients to call our 24/7 hotline at 1-877-519-6099 or 650-736-5998 with any questions or concerns.

 

Authors

  • Reena Mukamal

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

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. As a top-ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, we are a leader in providing world-class, nurturing care and achieving extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty. Stanford Children’s Health provides everything from specialty care to general pediatrics and can be accessed through more than 60 locations across Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As the pediatric and obstetric teaching hospital for the world-renowned Stanford University School of Medicine, we’re cultivating the next generation of medical professionals and are at the forefront of scientific research to improve children’s health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.

 

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