St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to leave Medicare Select network in Kentucky

We wanted to let you know that St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Kentucky has decided to terminate participation in our Medicare Select network effective January 1, 2013. There will no longer be Medicare Select facilities in the Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton. St. Elizabeth Hospital has been a part of the extensive network for over 10 years and we are clearly disappointed that they have made this decision. We will continue to talk with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in hopes of reaching an agreement.

We at Anthem are committed to providing our members with access and choice for their medical care. One way we do this is by contracting with hospitals and physicians to participate in our provider networks. We have been in negotiations with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and they have decided to terminate participation in our Medicare Select network effective January 1, 2013.

St. Elizabeth operates six facilities in Covington and other parts of Northern Kentucky:

St. Elizabeth Covington
1500 James Simpson Jr Way
Covington KY 41011
St. Elizabeth Edgewood
1 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood, KY 41017
St. Elizabeth Falmouth
512 South Maple Ave.
Falmouth, KY 41040
St. Elizabeth Florence
4900 Houston Road
Florence, KY 41042
St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas
85 N. Grand Ave.
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
St. Elizabeth Grant
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY 41097

We will be notifying our members by letter the first of September, which will include several options regarding their health coverage. We will also include in the mailing a listing of other Medicare Select plan facilities in Kentucky and Ohio.

The health coverage options listed in the letter for the member are:

Consider another Anthem Medicare Supplement Plan with equal or lesser benefits
Choosing an Anthem or other Medicare Advantage plan during the upcoming Annual Election Period (October 15th through December 7th)
Continue with the current Medicare Select coverage

Anthem has participating facilities in the Metropolitan Cincinnati area that your clients might consider using for inpatient admissions. See the link above of those providers in close proximity of Metropolitan Cincinnati area.

At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we’re committed to helping you succeed. We know you are a huge part of our strength and success and we value your trust and partnership.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact your Sales Director, Regional Sales Manager or Broker Support at (800)633-4368.

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