“The early contract renewal of Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California is great news and gives tens of thousands of Northern Californians confidence that they will continue to have access to Sutter Health`s integrated network of hospitals, physicians and other providers,” said Sarah Krevans, President and CEO of Sutter Health. “Our goal is to always provide our patients with safe, personal, affordable and accessible health care.” The agreement will remain in force until December 31, 2022, Sutter said in a statement. While the current agreement does not expire until the end of this year, the two organizations were able to renew their contract to renew the network relationship with a new multi-year contract. This week, Anthem Blue Cross announced that it is working closely with Sutter Health and has reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract that will continue to allow Anthem members access to Sutter facilities and physicians affiliated with the network until December 31, 2022. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2019) – Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health have signed a new multi-year agreement allowing members of the nonprofit health plan to have uninterrupted access to Sutter`s integrated network in Northern California. “We are pleased to continue working with Sutter to make healthcare simpler and more accessible… Brian Ternan, president of Anthem Blue Cross, said in the statement. “We value the relationships we have with the suppliers in our network, which are important to making choices for our consumers and fulfilling our mission to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve.” Sutter Health represents more than 60,000 people through our integrated network of clinicians, collaborators and volunteers. Our team members work together to provide more than 3 million Northern Californians with access to affordable, quality care through our network of hospitals, medical foundations, urgent and accessible care centers, home health services, and palliative care. This agreement means that Sutter Health remains in the Anthem Blue Cross network and that CalCPA Health HMO, PPO and HSA members can access sutter facilities and physicians. To learn more about this agreement, visit anthem`s website. “At Blue Shield, our members have the choice to get excellent care through a wide range of medical providers across the state,” said Paul Markovich, President and CEO of Blue Shield.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Sutter Health to enable our members to access their integrated network.” As a result, negotiations between the health fund, which covers tens of thousands of members in Northern California, and Sutter, which runs 24 hospitals and has about 5,000 networked doctors, have stalled. . . .