OKLAHOMA CITY — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is pleased to announce it has reached a new agreement with SSM Health St. Anthony that champions value-based care for all Oklahomans. The two-year agreement ensures BCBSOK’s members have access to SSM Health St. Anthony facilities and furthers the long-standing relationship between the two organizations.
“Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is committed to partnering with Oklahoma hospitals and doctors to create opportunities for better health outcomes for our members,” said Stephania Grober, BCBSOK president. “This new agreement allows us to build a stronger relationship between BCBSOK and SSM Health St. Anthony as we work together to provide health care options to our members.”
In this new agreement, BCBSOK and SSM Health St. Anthony are continuing to focus on a value-based care model of service, an innovative health care delivery and payment model incentivizing health care providers and health systems to focus on their patients' health outcomes.
“At SSM Health St. Anthony, our mission for the last 124 years has been to deliver our patients an exceptional health care experience each and every time,” said Joe Hodges, regional president, SSM Health Oklahoma. “The continuation of our long-standing relationship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma enables us to maintain and expand access to high-quality health care to more Oklahomans.”
At this time, all SSM Health providers and facilities in Oklahoma are in-network with BCBSOK. SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Oklahoma City, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital Shawnee - Seminole Campus, SSM Health Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – South and SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Midwest will join SSM Health Medical Group in providing in-network care for BCBSOK members.
Blue TraditionalSM, Blue Choice PPOSM, Blue Preferred PPOSM, BlueLincs HMOSM, Blue Advantage PPOSM, NativeBlueSM, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM and Plan65 SelectSM members continued to receive in-network benefit levels at SSM Health hospitals when the new agreement took effect on Oct. 1.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
For 82 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has been committed to meeting the health care financing needs of Oklahomans. As the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 800,000 Oklahomans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About SSM Health in Oklahoma
SSM Health in Oklahoma includes St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City); Bone & Joint Hospital at St. Anthony (Oklahoma City); St. Anthony South (Oklahoma City), SSM Health Outpatient Center (Oklahoma City), St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee (Shawnee, Okla.), St. Anthony Hospital - Shawnee, Seminole Campus (Seminole, Okla.) and St. Anthony Hospital - Midwest (Midwest City, Okla.). The SSM Health network in Oklahoma also includes five SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex campuses, six managed hospitals, eleven rural affiliated hospitals and SSM Health Medical Group with more than 300 physicians and providers.