Mutual Anthem negotiates with SCL Health


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – In Colorado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are negotiating with SCL Health to try to retain its members’ health plans.

According to Anthem, denials are taking place because SCL Health is asking for price increases, which is driving up healthcare costs for consumers. Anthem disagrees with this.

Anthem’s current agreement with SCL Health expires on July 1, and if a new agreement cannot be reached by then, Anthem members will no longer be able to access SCL Health’s in-network health services.

At this time, there are no changes to Anthem’s health plans, and their members can still access SCL Health facilities.

Anthem says they will continue their efforts to keep SCL Health in their health plans, but if a negotiation cannot be reached, they will ensure their members receive quality care from other healthcare professionals in their network.

Those with a procedure scheduled before July will continue to have access to SCL Health providers.

Suppose a person continues to receive services, such as receiving treatment at an SCL Health facility on June 30. In this case, treatment will not be interrupted and Anthem will cover the cost of treatment until September 30.

After July 1, SCL Health emergency services will still be covered. If a person needs surgery, they will need to move the surgery to another hospital to receive network benefits.

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