Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds University of Missouri Health Care to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Anthem and University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care) announced today that Anthem will be adding MU Health Care to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning in January 2019, MU Health Cares providers will be considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing care providers outside of Anthems network.

Anthem strives to create meaningful healthcare products and services for consumers, which make it simpler for individuals to improve their health and well-being, said David McNichols, President of Anthems Medicare Central Region. We look forward to having MU Health Care in our Medicare Advantage network, as it is an institution with a well-earned reputation for providing comprehensive care based on the latest treatments and research. MU Health Care has five hospitals and more than 50 clinics in central Missouri, making it easier for Anthems consumers to receive the healthcare they need in their communities.

MU Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouris 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals at MU Health Care.

As an academic health system, MU Health Care brings innovation and discovery to the field of medicine through our commitment to leading-edge care, research, and education, said Jonathan Curtright, MU Health Care CEO. We believe in keeping care local, and were proud to partner with Anthem to provide care for Anthem consumers in the Columbia and Jefferson City areas.

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), and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP).


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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 Anthems Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as MU Health Care, consumers can call (855) 866-4236, 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 companys 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 Missouri 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. 注æ„:如æžæ‚¨ä½¿ç¨ç¹é«ä¸­æ–‡ï¼Œæ‚¨å¯ä»¥å…è²»ç²å¾—語è¨æ´åŠæå‹ã‚請致電1-888-230-7338(TTY:711)゠ATENCI“N: Si habla espa±ol, tiene a su disposici³n servicios gratuitos de asistencia ling¼­stica. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). Other providers are available in our network. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors.

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