Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and Anthem Blue Cross of California (Anthem) reached an agreement on a new, multi-year contract that will ensure consumers have access to quality, affordable healthcare at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. The agreement is retroactive to June 1, 2018 which means any consumers who received healthcare services from one of these facilities on or after June 1 will receive in-network coverage.
“Our patients are our number one priority, and our teams have worked diligently over the last several months to restore Anthem members’ in-network access to care with our hospitals,” said Mike Fencel, regional vice president for UHS. “While these negotiations were difficult, they were also very important to our organizations and our ability to continue to meet our community’s healthcare needs well into the future.”
“The consumers and businesses we serve place their trust in us to deliver access to quality care that is affordable,” said Shawn Forrester, Vice President of Provider Solutions with Anthem. “We value the relationships we have with the providers in our network, and look forward to continue working together with UHS to improve the health of the consumers and communities we are committed to serving in Los Angeles and Riverside counties.”