Participation Status Update: Stamford Hospital and Stamford Health Integrated Practice ("SHIP")
October 11, 2013
I am pleased to let you know that Anthem has reached a multi-year agreement with Stamford Hospital (the "Hospital") and Stamford Health Integrated Practices ("SHIP").
As a result, the Hospital and SHIP will rejoin Anthem’s networks as participating providers effective immediately. Covered services provided by the Hospital and SHIP to Anthem members will resume on an in-network basis. Anthem, the Hospital and SHIP have worked out an arrangement so that claims for members who received services from either the Hospital or SHIP from 10/1/13 to present will be paid under the member’s in-network benefits. The member will still be responsible for their in-network cost shares related to such claims.
We are pleased our members will again have access to Stamford Hospital and SHIP. We believe we have reached the right deal, including initiatives that support our collective efforts to improve quality and outcomes.
David R. Fusco
President Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield