Central Maine Medical Center, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital, and their healthcare professionals will become Tier 1 providers in Anthem’s Maine HMO Tiered Options Plans effective June 1, which ensures quality and affordability. Anthem’s Maine HMO Tiered Options Plans are available to members in individual, small group, and large group health plans and offer access to care at lower cost shares.
“We are committed to doing all we can to provide access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, and our growing partnership with Central Maine Healthcare will do just that,” said Denise McDonough, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. “Central Maine Healthcare is a key partner, and we are pleased to work with them to expand affordable care options to Mainers in the central part of the state.”
Under Anthem’s Maine HMO Tiered Options Plans, Anthem members have access to healthcare professionals and hospitals with lower-cost options and incentives. By selecting a healthcare professional or hospital in Tier 1, members could see significant savings in cost shares for healthcare services – such as lower copays for primary care physician and specialist office visits, lower coinsurance costs, and up to $3,000 in savings on deductibles, depending on the plan.
“Patients are going to be the big winners here,” said Steve Littleson, DBA, FACHE, president and CEO, Central Maine Healthcare. “We are pleased that Anthem customers under these plans can now come to our hospitals and physicians and get top tier benefits and lower out-of-pocket expenses. We look forward to our continued relationship with Anthem and providing access to the best care possible for the communities we serve together.”