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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Middlesex Hospital Reach Agreement



  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Middlesex Hospital Reach Agreement

Business Wire

WALLINGFORD, Conn. & MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- January 4, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Middlesex Hospital announced today that
they have reached a multi-year agreement on the renewal of their contract. As
a result, Middlesex Hospital will rejoin Anthem’s networks as a participating
provider immediately. Covered services provided by the Hospital to Anthem
members will resume on an in-network basis. Per the agreement of both parties,
terms of the contracts will not be released.

Anthem and Middlesex Hospital have worked out an arrangement so that claims
for Anthem members who received services from the Hospital during the time the
Hospital was out of network will be paid under the member’s in-network
benefit.

“We are pleased our members will again have in network access to Middlesex
Hospital,” said David R. Fusco, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
“We are confident we have reached the right deal, including initiatives that
support our collective efforts to improve quality and outcomes.”

According to Vincent G. Capece, Jr., President & CEO of Middlesex Hospital,
“We are pleased that Middlesex Hospital has been able to come to a multi-year
agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For years, Anthem members
have chosen Middlesex Hospital as their preferred hospital because they
recognize the high-quality health care services the Hospital provides. This
new agreement will ensure that Anthem members will continue to have access to
these valuable health care services throughout Middlesex County.”

As part of the agreement, Middlesex Hospital’s reimbursement continues to be
aligned with incentives designed to measure and improve health care quality
and efficiency, as well as to improve patient safety. In addition, Anthem and
Middlesex Hospital will collaborate on an accountable care model to
effectively manage the patient population served by Middlesex Hospital and its
affiliated physicians.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans,
Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. ®
ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue
Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross
and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.

About Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital is a not-for-profit corporation that has been nationally
recognized by numerous independent health care ratings organizations for
providing safe, high-quality health care to its patients. The Hospital is
committed to demonstrating the highest standards of service excellence in all
interactions inside and outside the Hospital community. The Hospital
recognizes community benefit, transparency and integrity as fundamental
responsibilities. A primary objective is to identify and meet community health
needs to the fullest extent possible within its ability and resources. For
more information about Middlesex Hospital, its physicians and services, go to
www.middlesexhospital.org.

Contact:

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Sarah Yeager
(203) 859-0996
sarah.yeager@anthem.com
or
Middlesex Hospital
Peg Arico
(860) 358-6980
peg.arico@midhosp.org
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