Mountain View, CA - December 22, 2010 - El Camino Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross today announced that they have successfully reached resolution regarding the terms of their contracting hospital agreement. The two organizations came to an agreement on fair and equitable reimbursement rates for the care El Camino Hospital provides to patients covered under the Anthem Blue Cross plan. As a result of these discussions, Anthem Blue Cross patients will be able to continue to choose El Camino Hospital for their medical care.
"The agreement we have reached with Anthem Blue Cross ensures that patients will continue to have the choice of receiving care at El Camino Hospital and that we will be reimbursed for that care at a fair rate," said Kenneth D. Graham, president and chief executive officer of El Camino Hospital. "We are glad that we have reached a positive resolution with Anthem Blue Cross--one that benefits our physicians and patients by emphasizing high-quality care."
"We are pleased that by working with El Camino Hospital we have reached agreement on a contract that will continue to fairly reimburse the hospital for the fine medical services they provide each day, while allowing Anthem to help control the escalating costs of health care for our members, "said Aldo De La Torre, vice president of provider contracting for Anthem Blue Cross.