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Important news about our Anthem contract at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

NEWS RELEASE: UPDATE REGARDING ANTHEM AND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEGOTIATION- 11-15-19

Jasper, IN- Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center continues to engage Anthem in ongoing negotiations. A meeting was held telephonically this week and Memorial Hospital submitted a counterproposal to Anthem on November, 14, 2019. Please be assured that Memorial Hospital continues to provide timely information to Anthem.

The Memorial Health Resource Center will begin proactively reaching out to Anthem insured patients with appointments at Memorial Hospital facilities to provide assistance. In addition, the Memorial Health Resource Center can be reached at 812-996-6399, and we are urging all patients with Anthem insurance plans to call to better understand your individual options. This free service has been established in alignment with our mission to better support our communities and patients with Anthem insurance plans.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the Press Release from 10/29/2019.

As a regional health center with approximately 1,800 employees and approximately 250 physicians and advanced practice providers on the Medical Staff, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center serves residents of eight counties in southwestern Indiana with medical offices located in Bristow, Dale, Ferdinand, French Lick, Holland, Huntingburg, Jasper, Loogootee, Montgomery, Petersburg, Santa Claus, Shoals, and Washington. Annually, the hospital’s staff provides medical care for approximately 6,600 inpatients, 250,000 outpatients, 29,000 emergency patients, and 950 newborns.

Memorial Hospital has recently been recognized nationally by being the recipient of the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. This recognition is a presidential-level honor that recognizes exemplary U.S. organizations and businesses that demonstrate an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and administrative improvement. For more information about Memorial Hospital, please visit the website, www.mhhcc.org.

We understand these negotiations may be worrisome for you. Please be assured we are doing all we can to minimize any disruption in your care. We are honored to serve you – our friends, families and neighbors. We are doing our best to reach an agreement to protect both the quality of care you deserve and your access to caregivers you trust closer to home.

Below are links with more information

Click Here Negotiations Update

Click Here Patient Questions

Click Here Life-Threatening Emergencies

Click Here Medicare Patients

Click Here For Information On The Memorial Health Resource Center

Click Here Continuity Of Care

If after visiting our website, you still have questions, please call the Memorial Health Resource Center at (812) 996-6399, or contact Anthem by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

NEWS RELEASE: UPDATE REGARDING ANTHEM AND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEGOTIATION - 10/29/2019

Jasper, IN – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center continues to engage Anthem in contract negotiations. While Anthem provided Memorial Hospital with a proposal as recent as Monday, it is acknowledged that both sides remain far apart. Two face-to-face meetings are scheduled over the next 10 days. Memorial Hospital is hopeful that Anthem will bring a proposal that they can respond to. Please Click Here for the Negotiations Update page.

Memorial Hospital has established the Memorial Health Resource Center to support patients with Anthem insurance plans. Memorial staff will provide this free service and work one-on-one with patients to evaluate their unique health care needs and situations, payment plans, and financial assistance options. Staff will be able to assist patients with chronic conditions, currently in a course of treatment, in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, or who are terminally ill by completing and submitting continuation of care forms to Anthem. The paperwork and forms to be completed vary by patient situation, so patients are encouraged to contact the Memorial Health Resource Center (For Additional Details - Click Here) to discuss their specific circumstances. To schedule an appointment, call 812-996-6399.