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Anthem: Reimburse Augusta Health at rates comparable to other local hospitals
Anthem has admitted that they have paid Augusta Health at lower rates than other hospitals in the region for years. Now, we are being forced out of the Anthem network by their unwillingness to pay us fairly. We need fair rates in order to pay our physicians and staff, invest in medical equipment, and expand our clinical expertise to match the needs of our community. Without fair rates it becomes more difficult to expand services or even just to maintain what we have. Shouldn't everyone in our community have access to care at Augusta Health? Augusta Health is proud to be the high-quality low-cost responsible provider that you depend on for exceptional service. Our clinical quality has been nationally recognized. Our costs are among the lowest in the region. We work hard every day to bring value to the community through excellent care at reasonable cost. We've been the primary source of care for over 70 years to the residents of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro. We also care for lives in Rockbridge, Bath, and Highland counties. Collectively, 200,000 people rely on having access to Augusta Health services. While it would be easy to accept low market rates this is not in the best interest of Augusta Health or you. We must stand up for what is right in our community. Stand with us.