Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds University of Missouri Health Care to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

Anthem and University of Missouri Health Care collaborate to increase
access to high-quality healthcare

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri (Anthem) is committed to
increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As
part of this commitment, Anthem and University of Missouri Health Care
(MU Health Care) announced today that Anthem will be adding MU Health
Care to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage
plans. Beginning in January 2019, MU Health Care’s providers will be
considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower
out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing care providers
outside of Anthem’s network.

“Anthem strives to create meaningful healthcare products and services
for consumers, which make it simpler for individuals to improve their
health and well-being,” said David McNichols, President of Anthem’s
Medicare Central Region. “We look forward to having MU Health Care in
our Medicare Advantage network, as it is an institution with a
well-earned reputation for providing comprehensive care based on the
latest treatments and research. MU Health Care has five hospitals and
more than 50 clinics in central Missouri, making it easier for Anthem’s
consumers to receive the healthcare they need in their communities.”

MU Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care
to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the
most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114
counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses, and
healthcare professionals at MU Health Care.

As an academic health system, MU Health Care brings innovation
and discovery to the field of medicine through our commitment to
leading-edge care, research, and education,” said Jonathan Curtright, MU
Health Care CEO. “We believe in keeping care local, and we’re proud to
partner with Anthem to provide care for Anthem consumers in the Columbia
and Jefferson City areas.”

Anthem currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of
individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Anthem MediBlue
Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), and Anthem MediBlue Dual
Advantage (HMO SNP).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These
individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and
Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment
period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning
65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem’s Medicare plans and/or care
providers, such as MU Health Care, consumers can call (855) 866-4236,
which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to
Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31.
Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a
Medicare contract and a contract with the Missouri Medicaid program.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a
Medicare contract. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them
differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or
disability in our health programs and activities.
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri
Media contact:
Hieu
Nguyen
(202) 510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com