STANFORD (KCBS)— Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care because of a contract dispute where the hospital abruptly cancelled Anthem’s contract.
Anthem’s president sent a letter to Stanford, calling on the hospital to rescind its termination so that members could have uninterrupted care. The two sides have been negotiating a new three-year-contract.READ MORE: Health Experts Warn COVID Rapid Tests Are Less Reliable Than PCR
A Stanford health-care spokesman told the San Francisco Business Times that they want an agreement for a third year on the exact same terms as the first two, but said Anthem is not agreeing to it.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Shoot Warriors Past Timberwolves 124-115
While contract disagreements are not uncommon between hospitals and health plans, but they don’t normally boil over to the point of termination.