LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2012) — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Norton Healthcare today announced the extension of Anthem health care coverage for those using Norton Healthcare facilities through to the end of January, 2015. This extension comes well in advance of the October, 2012 end date of the current agreement. Terms of the agreement extension were not disclosed.
“We have moved proactively to ensure that Norton Healthcare patients who are covered by Anthem insurance will have no interruption of service,” said Steve Williams, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare. “Both organizations have put meeting the health care needs of Louisville residents first. Our collaboration has yielded a positive outcome in a very timely manner.”
“We are pleased to work cooperatively with Norton Healthcare to provide our members with access and continuity to quality health care providers,” said Deb Moessner, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky.
This agreement covers all Norton Healthcare facilities and employed physicians. Anthem members enrolled in Blue Access/Access (PPO), Blue Preferred/Preferred (HMO), Blue Traditional/Traditional or Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO will continue to receive covered services from Norton Healthcare at the highest level of benefits, with limited out of pocket costs.
For more than a century, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is the Louisville area’s leading hospital and health care system (45 percent market share) and third largest private employer, providing care at more than 125 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with more than 1,800 licensed beds; five outpatient centers; 12 Norton Immediate Care Centers; 11,200 employees; more than 470 employed medical providers; and about 2,300 total physicians on its medical staff. Norton Healthcare is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious National Quality Forum National Quality Healthcare Award and has consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in Metro Louisville, the state of Kentucky and nationally. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, 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 Kentucky is available at www.anthem.com.