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Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health contract terminated

July 26, 2021

Dignity Health issued a notice to terminate its Contracting Hospital Agreement with Anthem Blue Cross. It is Anthem Blue Cross’s intent to reach reasonable contractual language and reimbursement rates that are beneficial to both organizations.

To date, Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health have been unable to reach an agreement and the hospital contract with Dignity Health terminated effective July 15, 2021. Anthem Blue Cross continues to negotiate in good faith with Dignity Health in an effort to reach an agreement.

Dignity Health includes the hospitals below located throughout California; affected members are referred to a Dignity Health alternate hospital list:

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (050036)

California Hospital Medical Center (050149)

Community Hospital of San Bernardino (050089)

Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital (050242)

French Hospital Medical Center (050232)

Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Ctr (050058)

Marian Regional Med Ctr‐Arroyo Grande (0050LP)

Marian Medical Center (050107)

Mark Twain St Joseph’s Hospital (050366)

St Mary’s Medical Center (050457)

Mercy General Hospital (050017)

Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield (050295)

Mercy Hospital of Folsom (050414)

Mercy Medical Center – Mt Shasta (050419)

Mercy Medical Center – Redding (050280)

Sequoia Hospital (050197)

Sierra Nevada Memorial Miners Hospital (050150)

St Bernardine Medical Center (050129)

St Elizabeth Community Hospital (050042)

St Francis Memorial Hospital (050152)

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (0056L4)

St John’s Regional Medical Center (050082)

St Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton (050084)

St Mary Medical Center Long Beach (050191)

Mercy Medical Center Merced (050444)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center (050516)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento (050590)

Northridge Hospital Medical Center (050116)

Woodland Memorial Hospital (050127)

Dignity Health issued a notice to terminate its HMO Medical Group Contracting Agreements with Anthem Blue Cross. It is Anthem Blue Cross’s intent to reach reasonable contractual language and reimbursement rates that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, to date, Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health have been unable to reach agreement and our HMO Medical Group contracts with Dignity Health will terminate effective September 1, 2021. This termination impacts members in the Select HMO and Traditional HMO who utilize Dignity Health Medical Groups. This does not impact Medicare Supplemental or Medicare Preferred Providers.

The termination affects the following Dignity Health HMO Medical Groups:

Dignity Health- Santa Cruz

Woodland Clinic

Dignity Health- Inland Empire

Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health- Central California

Dignity Health Medical Group Central California

Please contact Anthem Blue Cross directly at 1-877-737-7776 if you have any questions.

Resources:

Dignity Health Alternate Hospital List

Dignity Health and Anthem Hospital Termination - Impacted Campuses