Contract extension protects affordability and access to high-quality care for consumers
SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Anthem Blue Cross and Sutter Health today announced they reached an agreement on a multi-year extension to their previous contract, set to expire in 18 months. This multi-year extension provides Anthem members with continued in-network access to high-quality care throughout Sutter’s integrated network of care in an expanded portfolio of networks and products through December 31, 2024, while protecting affordability for consumers.
“We are pleased to continue working with Sutter to make healthcare simpler and more accessible,” said John Pickett, Regional Vice President of Provider Solutions, Anthem Blue Cross. “We value the relationships we have with the providers in our network, which are important to creating choices for our consumers and fulfilling our mission of improving the lives of the people in the communities we serve.”
“We are pleased to partner with Anthem in their expanded portfolio of networks and products as it will give our Sutter patients stability and access to our integrated network for years to come,” said Grace Davis, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Sutter Health. “Sutter’s quality of care is nationally recognized, with the majority of hospitals and care facilities outperforming state and national averages in many measures of quality.”
This agreement applies to Anthem Blue Cross consumers enrolled in Medi-Cal, HMO and PPO plans and provides continued in-network access to Sutter Health affiliated providers and facilities.