BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR / E-MEDIA MANAGING EDITOR
JASPER -- Memorial Hospital says they have not yet reached an agreement with Anthem in the contract dispute between the two entities.
Hospital official say the two sides met face-to-face on Wednesday and they will continue discussions with Anthem.
The current contract between Memorial and Anthem expires on November 27th.
Hospital officials say Anthem gives 3% rate increases to other hospitals each year. . . But Memorial hasn’t received an increase in the last 20 years.
Anthem says Memorial’s rates are already higher than other facilities of its size in the state…. And they want a $5 million increase on top of it.
Patients with Anthem Insurance are being encouraged to contact the Memorial Hospital Resource Center at (812) 996 – 6399.
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UPDATE REGARDING ANTHEM AND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEGOTIATION- 11-21-19
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center met face-to-face on Wednesday with Anthem. We have not yet reached an agreement; however, discussions are continuing. We are making every effort to meet an equitable solution over the course of the next week.
Patients with Anthem insurance are urged to call the Memorial Health Resource Center at 812-996-6399.