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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, American Health Network reach accord

Indianapolis Star, July 15, 2008

American Health Network, a large physician practice with offices in Ohio and Indiana, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have settled a longstanding dispute over reimbursement for care. The disagreement between the two organizations intensified in 2007 when American Health Network stopped accepting new Anthem patients at two of its offices due to declining reimbursement rates. Ben Park, MD, chief executive of American Health Network, said his practice is satisfied with the agreement that keeps it part of the Anthem network of providers. American Health Network has about 50 locations with approximately 160 physicians in areas including primary care, general surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology.