Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, Anthem reach agreement

Published 1:54 pm Monday, August 14, 2023

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Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, a collective of more than 70 physicians described as the premier OB/GYN group in Hampton Roads, reached a mutual agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield effective Tuesday, Aug. 1.

In a Friday, Aug. 4, news release from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, the insurer stated that it and Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, PLC worked collaboratively to come to an agreement on a new provider contract to participate in Anthem’s provider network. 

“Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care will continue to provide affordable obstetrics and gynecology support for more than 35,000 Anthem members across the commonwealth of Virginia,” Anthem officials stated.

A Thursday, Aug. 3, news release from M-AWC noted that the new three-year contract will allow Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care to remain in-network with Anthem BCBS and ensure that thousands of area patients are able to keep their current women’s health care providers without a disruption in coverage.

Anthem officials stated, “Effective as of Aug. 1, 2023, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care rescinded their termination ensuring no disruption in care for Anthem members that are patients at any of their practices.”

M-AWC officials provided details on what preceded the new agreement.

“In recent months, Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care was engaged in active discussions with Anthem BCBS about renewing its contract, but the two parties had been unable to agree on terms,” M-AWC officials stated. “Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care patients were kept up-to-date about the status of the negotiations by the practice, and many appealed to Anthem BCBS leadership on social media.”

“Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care providers are very glad that a new three-year agreement is in place, so they can continue to focus on providing the highest quality care to patients,” Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care Medical Director Dr. Tom Basco said. “We look forward to sustaining and growing a strong and positive partnership with Anthem BCBS in the years ahead.”

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia President Monica Schmude said, “We value our relationship with Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care and the care they provide our members throughout Virginia. Our responsibility to our members is to provide access to quality health care providers at affordable prices, and we are proud to be able to keep Mid-Atlantic and their incredible team of physicians in our provider network.” 

The Anthem release noted that the new agreement applies to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members enrolled in commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage plans.

The M-AWC release stated that Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care practices include the following: 

  • Center for Women’s Health;
  • Chesapeake Women’s Care;
  • Complete Women’s Care;
  • Gynecology Specialists;
  • Harrisonburg OBGYN;
  • Mid-Atlantic Imaging Centers;
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates of Hampton;
  • Peninsula Women’s Care;
  • Physicians to Women Inc.;
  • Specialists for Women;
  • The Group for Women;
  • Tidewater Physicians for Women;
  • Total Care for Women;
  • Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology;
  • Virginia Center for Women;
  • West End Obstetrics & Gynecology;
  • Williamsburg Obstetrics & Gynecology; and
  • WomanCare Centers.

For more information, visit www.midatlanticwomenscare.com and www.anthem.com.