Piedmont & Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Extend Contract

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Piedmont and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached a new multi-year agreement that was effective April 1, 2024, that extends the partnership providing access to quality care for the more than 400,000 members they mutually serve. Piedmont is a Georgia-based healthcare system with 24 hospitals, 1,755 locations, and 3,200 providers in its Clinically-Integrated Network.

The multi-year alliance impacts over 400,000 Georgia Anthem members in six Georgia regions, including metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, and Rome (Cartersville). The new agreement applies to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members enrolled in employer-based, Health Insurance Exchange, and Medicare Advantage plans.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Piedmont supporting the more than 400,000 customers we mutually serve,” said Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia President Robert Bunch. “Affordability and access to quality care is critical to providing an integrated whole-health solution for our members that gives everyone the chance to be as healthy as possible.”

The negotiation sets the foundation to collaborate on digital connectivity between the two organizations that will simplify system requirements and streamline business processes. To address growing employer and consumer demand for more affordable and accessible healthcare, the organizations are also working together on several value-based programs and innovative care delivery models.

“We appreciate Anthem’s collaboration to make it easier for Georgians throughout the state to receive convenient care close to home from our providers,” said Kevin Brown, President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “Having this agreement in place allows us to continue to provide transformational, next-generation access to our patients along with a unified hassle-free experience.”