Parkview/Anthem deal about to expire

(Photo supplied/Parkview Health)

FORT WAYNE (WOWO) — Time is almost up for the Fort Wayne area’s biggest healthcare provider to reach a new deal with one of the nation’s largest insurers.

A contract between Anthem of Indiana and Parkview Health expires at 11:59pm Tuesday night, meaning that all Parkview doctors, facilities, and services will be considered “out-of-network” for Anthem users unless a new deal is reached.

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A statement on the Parkview website says the company is “committed to finding a patient-centered solution,” adding they have presented Anthem with several options that will “lower costs not only for patients but also for employers.”

Money has been a big sticking point; Anthem says Parkview charges them four times what Medicare pays for the same care.