Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and Mercy Health Collaborate to Provide High-Quality Care to Ohio Residents

The Jewish Hospital joins Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Network

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) and Mercy Health
announced today that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Kenwood will
join Anthem’s Medicare Advantage provider network, effective January 1,
2018. Ohioans who are members of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans will
be able to utilize The Jewish Hospital’s healthcare services on an
in-network basis, leading to benefits such as lower out-of-pocket costs
compared to seeing a clinician outside of a health plan’s list of
preferred providers.

The Jewish Hospital is part of Mercy Health, the largest nonprofit
healthcare system in Ohio. In Greater Cincinnati, Mercy Health provides
an integrated network of physicians, five award-winning hospitals,
senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician
practices, outpatient centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach
programs. The four other local Mercy Health hospitals – Anderson,
Clermont, Fairfield, and West – are also part of Anthem’s Medicare
Advantage provider network.

“The addition of The Jewish Hospital to Anthem’s Medicare Advantage
provider network is another example of our commitment to providing the
highest quality health plans for current members and those we hope to
have the privilege of serving in the future,” said David McNichols,
president of Anthem’s central region. “Anthem and Mercy Health share
common values – providing care centered on the unique needs of each
member and working with our members to find solutions that help them
lead healthier lives.”

The Jewish Hospital offers patients a wide range of healthcare services,
including the region’s first and most experienced adult Blood Cancer
Center, the region’s only Gamma Knife radiosurgery service, a premier
joint replacement center, a weight management center, and full-spectrum
cardiovascular and emergency services.

“By being part of Anthem’s preferred network of providers, we will
ensure that more people will have increased access to our renowned
services,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, president and CEO, The Jewish Hospital
– Mercy Health. “The Jewish Hospital has a long history of providing
quality care to the Cincinnati community, and joining Anthem’s network
allows us to continue delivering on that commitment.”

“The announcement is also an important consideration for Ohioans who are
making a decision on their 2018 Medicare coverage during this year’s
Medicare Annual Election Period,” added McNichols. “It’s important for
consumers to know what healthcare providers will be in their health
plan’s network for when it’s time for them to utilize healthcare
services in 2018.”

The opportunity to enroll in a Medicare plan began on October 15 and
continues through December 7. This is the one time each year when
Medicare-eligible individuals can pick or switch Medicare Advantage
plans.

Ohioans eligible for Medicare – those who are enrolled in Medicare Part
A and Part B – have the opportunity to select from a number 2018
Medicare Advantage plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in
Ohio where The Jewish Hospital will be an in-network provider. These
plans include Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO), Anthem MediBlue
Enhanced (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Prime Select (HMO), Anthem MediBlue
Access (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Access Plus (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Access
Core (RPPO), Anthem MediBlue Access Basic (RPPO)
, and Anthem
MediBlue Dual Advantage (DSNP)
.

For details about Anthem’s Medicare plans in your area, call (855)
866-4242 or visit Anthem’s Medicare online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a
Medicare contract and a contract with the Ohio Medicaid program. Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract.
Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield depends on contract
renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits.
Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and
restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or
co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must
continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. We do not discriminate,
exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color,
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for further details. Other providers are available in our network. The
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necessary.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Insurance Company 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.
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About Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati makes advanced, compassionate, quality
healthcare easy to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Mercy
Health – Cincinnati has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than
160 years and provides an integrated network of leading physicians,
compassionate caregivers, comprehensive services and exceptional care at
more than 180 locations across the region. The Mercy Health – Cincinnati
network of care includes five award-winning hospitals, senior living
communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient
centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. Mercy
Health – Cincinnati hospitals have earned national Truven Health
Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals honors more times than all other Cincinnati
hospitals combined, placing them among the best hospitals in the nation.
Truven has also named Mercy Health – Cincinnati as one of the nation’s
Top 15 health systems four times, more than any other health system in
Cincinnati. Mercy Health – Cincinnati is part of Mercy Health, the
largest health system in Ohio and fourth largest employer. To learn more
visit, mercy.com
and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s social
media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health – Cincinnati
on Facebook).

Contacts

Anthem
Hieu Nguyen
1-202-510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com
or
Mercy
Health
Nanette Bentley
513-952-4713
NBentley@mercy.com