Stanford Health Care terminates its contract with Anthem Blue Cross

(Note: In late 2014 Anthem renegotiated the contract with Stanford and they are back in the Pathway network).

Effective September 8, 2014, Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford University Medical Center) has terminated its contract with Anthem Blue Cross.  Below is the information from Anthem.........


Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care (formerly known as Stanford University Medical Center) have been engaged in Commercial contract negotiations for several months to reach agreement on reasonable reimbursement rates and contractual terms that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Anthem Blue Cross and Stanford Health Care were unable to reach agreement and Stanford terminated the contract effective September 8, 2014.  From that date forward, Stanford Health Care will no longer participate in our provider network.  The hospital is located in the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.
Letters are being mailed today, September 8, 2014, to subscribers that personally accessed or had a covered family member access Stanford Health Care within the last 12 months and to any members with an authorization for care at the hospital.  We are also mailing letters to related clients, brokers and agents and to PPO physicians and HMO medical groups with admitting privileges at Stanford Health Care.
 If you are covered by Anthem Blue Cross and utilize services from Stanford Health Care, you will need to locate new providers outside of that medical group unless and until a new contract can be reached.  

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