Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio and Mercy Health Collaborate to Provide High-Quality Care to Ohio Residents; The Jewish Hospital Joins Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) and Mercy Health announced today that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Kenwood will join Anthem’s Medicare Advantage provider network, effective January 1, 2018. Ohioans who are members of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans will be able to utilize The Jewish Hospital’s healthcare services on an in-network basis, leading to benefits such as lower out-of-pocket costs compared to seeing a clinician outside of a health plan’s list of preferred providers.

The Jewish Hospital is part of Mercy Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Ohio. In Greater Cincinnati, Mercy Health provides an integrated network of physicians, five award-winning hospitals, senior living communities, primary care and specialty physician practices, outpatient centers, fitness centers and a variety of outreach programs. The four other local Mercy Health hospitals – Anderson, Clermont, Fairfield and West – are also part of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage provider network.

“The addition of The Jewish Hospital to Anthem’s Medicare Advantage provider network is another example of our commitment to providing the highest quality health plans for current members and those we hope to have the privilege of serving in the future,” said David McNichols, president of Anthem’s central region. “Anthem and Mercy Health share common values – providing care centered on the unique needs of each member and working with our members to find solutions that help them lead healthier lives.”

The Jewish Hospital offers patients a wide range of healthcare services, including the region’s first and most experienced adult Blood Cancer Center, the region’s only Gamma Knife radiosurgery service, a premier joint replacement center, a weight management center, and full-spectrum cardiovascular and emergency services.

“By being part of Anthem’s preferred network of providers, we will ensure that more people will have increased access to our renowned services,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, president and CEO, The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. “The Jewish Hospital has a long history of providing quality care to the Cincinnati community, and joining Anthem’s network allows us to continue delivering on that commitment.”

“The announcement is also an important consideration for Ohioans who are making a decision on their 2018 Medicare coverage during this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period,” added McNichols. “It’s important for consumers to know what healthcare providers will be in their health plan’s network for when it’s time for them to utilize healthcare services in 2018.”

The opportunity to enroll in a Medicare plan began on October 15 and continues through December 7. This is the one time each year when Medicare-eligible individuals can pick or switch Medicare Advantage plans.

Ohioans eligible for Medicare – those who are enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B – have the opportunity to select from a number 2018 Medicare Advantage plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio where The Jewish Hospital will be an in-network provider. These plans include Anthem MediBlue Essential (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Enhanced (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Prime Select (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Access Plus (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Access Core (RPPO), Anthem MediBlue Access Basic (RPPO), and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (DSNP).

For details about Anthem’s Medicare plans in your area, call (855) 866-4242 or visit Anthem’s Medicare online store at

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