Fri. 10:25 a.m.: Mercy Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio Reach Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN — Mercy Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio have reached a multi-year agreement providing Anthem members with continued access to care at all Mercy Health facilities and physicians, Mercy Health announced this morning.

As a result, all Anthem Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plan members will have continued in-network coverage at Mercy Health. Anthem has agreed to cover any claims that patients may have incurred during the period of time that Mercy Health was out of network with Anthem Medicaid since July 1.

The agreement also extends coverage for Anthem employer-based and Affordable Care Act plans. With the new contract, Anthem members covered by these plans will have access to affordable coverage at Mercy Health until 2028.

Details of the agreement are not being released due to confidentiality provisions in the contract, Mercy Health said in a media release this morning. As part of the agreement, Mercy Health has agreed to dismiss the Virginia lawsuit as the organizations form collaborative teams to address claims submissions and payment processes.

Anthem members may contact the Member Service phone number on their Anthem ID card for assistance with any questions. Mercy Health patients may also call 888-354-0205 for more information.

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