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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds DeKalb Health to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network


Anthem and DeKalb collaborate to give consumers more options for
high-quality healthcare

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana (Anthem) is committed to
increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As
part of this commitment, Anthem and DeKalb Health (DeKalb) announced
today that Anthem will be adding DeKalb to its preferred list of care
providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Starting in August 2018,
DeKalb's care providers will be considered in-network for these health
plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to
seeing a care provider outside of Anthem's network.

"Anthem strives to create a better healthcare experience for consumers
and the addition of DeKalb Health to our Medicare Advantage network
achieves that goal by making it easier for individuals in DeKalb County
and the surrounding areas to receive care in their community," said
David McNichols, President of Anthem's Medicare Central Region. "We look
forward to working with the leadership and care providers at DeKalb to
help consumers improve their health and well-being."

Opening its doors in 1964, DeKalb Health has continually provided care
services that support the health of the surrounding community. The
hospital and its care providers work to deliver high-caliber primary
care and the broadest in specialty care options, through partnerships
with best-in class physician groups in almost every medical specialty.

"Our goal is to be the healthcare provider of choice for DeKalb County,"
said Tasha Eicher, Chief Executive Officer at DeKalb Health. "We have
high-quality providers that provide excellent care and the new contract
through Anthem Medicare Advantage allows for the additional patients
utilizing their plan to choose us as their care providers."

Anthem currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of
individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Anthem MediBlue
Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage
(HMO SNP), and Anthem MediBlue Access Basic (Regional PPO).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These
individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and
Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment
period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning
65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem's Medicare plans and/or care
providers, such as DeKalb, consumers can call (855) 866-4242, which is
available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30;
and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers
can also visit the company's online store at

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 Indiana Medicaid program.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a
Medicare contract. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them
differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or
disability in our health programs and activities.
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About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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About DeKalb Health

DeKalb Health opened its doors in 1964 as DeKalb Memorial Hospital,
thanks to the voluntary contributions of the citizens of DeKalb County.
The independent, not-for-profit hospital has achieved many milestones
along the way, including the opening of Emergency Medical Services in
1975 and the completion of the Medical Office Building East three-story
wing in 1992. In the last decade, numerous expansions and renovations
have brought the facilities up to date, and in May 2008 the Surgical
Center began welcoming patients. Comprehensive renovations to the ICU,
Emergency, Imaging, Laboratory, and Respiratory were completed in 2011.
April 2015, north campus renovations to Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and
Business Health were completed and the hospital privatized inpatient
units and rooms. Most recently in an effort to improve access to care
across the county DeKalb Health opened two off-campus primary care
locations in West Auburn and a Pharmacy in Garrett. Currently, DeKalb
Health is working to update and refresh the medical offices of DeKalb
Health Medical Group and improved its medical records systems with a
transition to the Epic EHR platform. The hospital is guided by its
mission to "promote, preserve and restore health" and its vision "to be
the healthcare organization of choice for patients, physicians, payers
and healthcare professionals."

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